According to a report from Politico's Playbook, Donald Trump may launch an attack on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday because he doesn't feel the top GOP official in the House has done enough to rein in Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY).
Several days ago McCarthy and Cheney had a public disagreement over the former president's future political prospects, with the Wyoming lawmaker telling reporters, "I've been clear about my views on President Trump and the extent to which, following Jan. 6, I don't believe he should be playing a role in the party or the country."
That apparently set Trump off according to three sources speaking with Politico.
According to the report, "Three people close to Trump tell me that he's stewing anew over Kevin McCarthy," wrote Politico's Tara Palmeri. "It's become so frequent that his advisers think the House minority leader may be in for a public reprimand. That's even after the powwow at Mar-a-Lago where McCarthy tried to patch things up after he denounced Trump for the violence on Jan. 6."
"The reason for Trump's displeasure: an emboldened Cheney," she continued. "Each time Cheney criticizes Trump from her leadership post as the No. 3 House Republican, he's reminded that it was McCarthy who pleaded with his conference to keep her on as chair — despite her vote to impeach Trump. The latest trigger came Wednesday, when Cheney said at a press conference that Trump should not lead the party going forward while McCarthy awkwardly stood by."
According to the report, Trump may have words for McCarthy in his speech on Sunday. The top Republican in the House is scheduled to speak at CPAC Saturday afternoon.
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