House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) met with former President Donald Trump this week, according to a report released Thursday.
“He’s in Florida this week on political travel and had meetings at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday and touched base with President Trump while he was there,” Lauren Fine, Scalise’s spokesperson, said in a statement.
Scalise’s meeting with the 45th president comes after a rift has emerged between pro-Trump Republicans and more establishment GOP members.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago recently.
House GOP chair Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) vote to impeach Trump enraged many House conservatives, such as Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Matt Rosendale (R-MT). Cheney survived her leadership challenge during a February House GOP Conference meeting; however, a January poll shows she remains unpopular in her home state.
Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the second-ranking Senate Republican, said he could support a resolution to censure