According to a Trump campaign adviser, Donald Trump fully intends to do everything in his power to flip the house to Republicans in 2022.
“President Trump is going to make sure we get the House back in 2022,” Jason Miller said suggesting that Trump will use his fortune and name to restore the majority in the House of Representatives in the Republicans favor.
“He’s got a ton of money. He’s the biggest name. He’s going to get that done,” Miller said.
Miller was speaking to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon on his show “War Room.”
Republicans surprised many by flipping 14 House seats in the 2020 election, cutting Democrats’ majority to 10 from 35. That sets them up for a favorable 2022, if things break right.
Trump spending and rallying for House candidates would provide a boost, given how popular he remains with Republican voters.
Trump is slated to leave office on Jan. 20 and his plans after that date are unclear. Some have suggested that Trump may be interested in starting a company to rival Twitter and other social media companies who have silenced the President and other conservatives.
Calls for Trump to run for president in 2024 began almost immediately after the 2020 election. Democrats are trying to prevent that by impeaching Trump. If the Senate convicts him, they can choose to disqualify him from office in a second vote.
“They could prevent him from ever holding office again. They could prevent him from getting all of the perks of a retired president,” Rep. Diana DeGette, a House impeachment manager, said on CNN’s “New Day.”
Miller said on Fox Business that he hopes Trump runs again in 2024. “I hope so. And I’ve told him that I hope that he does. He hasn’t made any kind of decision or even in private he hasn’t said anything formally,” Miller said. “I think he wants to make sure that he closes out what I would say is the most successful first term in presidential history.”
In terms of other Republicans in the running for president in 2024, Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley started a political action committee dedicated to creating a conservative majority in Congress that could also help pave the way to a 2024 presidential run.
The 48-year-old, two-time South Carolina governor announced the Stand for America PAC on Wednesday, saying in an email to supporters that it will be “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to serve as a bulwark against the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi.”
The PAC is designed to support candidates who are “principled conservatives,” will “stand up for the ideas our country was founded on,” and “understand that Democrats’ liberal policies undermine our freedom,” according to the PAC’s website, which is already accepting donations.
“It’s more important than ever that we stand up for our founding ideas & American values. That means defending capitalism, protecting freedom, promoting religious liberty, & ensuring American security,” Haley said in a tweet Wednesday. “It’s why I launched Stand for America PAC.”