Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said former President Donald Trump will “be helpful” to all GOP Senate incumbents, although House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters that the former commander-in-chief hasn’t pledged to refrain from going after House Republican incumbents.
“The president is going to be helpful to all Republican incumbents on the Senate. We’ve got a great slate of incumbents,” Graham told Fox News on Friday.
Trump will be “working with our incumbents” and is working on helping Republicans in their attempts to unseat Democrats in Arizona, Georgia, and New Hampshire, according to Graham.
Several days ago, Trump endorsed Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) in his reelection bid in 2022. Graham said Trump’s team had spoken with Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) about a possible endorsement.
“Senator Jerry Moran is doing a terrific job for the wonderful people of Kansas. Strong on Military, Vets, the Border, and our Second Amendment, Jerry has my Complete and Total Endorsement for his re-election in 2022!” Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC.
As for Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and John Thune (R-S.D.), it’s not clear. Trump called on the two senators to be primaried when they are up for reelection in 2022. Murkowski, a frequent critic of the former president, voted to convict him during his impeachment trial earlier this month and faced rebuke from the Republican Party in her home state.
And McCarthy said that it’s unclear how Trump will respond during the House races.
“I don’t have a commitment on that. I work closely with the president on working on endorsements to win seats in the House,” he told reporters on Friday. “We did quite well [last cycle]—you know, everybody said we’d lose 20 seats.”
Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump last year, including No. 3 Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).
The former president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., called a Wyoming rally against Cheney.
“She’s going to make a great contributor for MSNBC,” Taylor Budowich, a conservative strategist and former adviser to Trump’s 2020 campaign, told The Epoch Times this week.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) sent a memo urging Republicans to promptly drop the internal battles and focus on defeating the Democrats in the mid-term elections.
“But now is not the time for division and here’s why: For the first time in any of our lives, socialism has become the unabashed, governing policy of the Democrat Party,” Scott wrote in a memo. “The Democrats are fast abandoning any pretense of allegiance to the first and second amendments to our Constitution, they’ll give up on the rest of it in due time.”
The Epoch Times has reached out to Trump’s team for comment.