Sundance is citing a report in The Hill:
Former President Trump is expected to meet this week with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Florida, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed to The Hill.
The rendezvous, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, comes as McCarthy attempts to manage simmering tensions within the House GOP caucus amid the fallout from the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol and Trump's ensuing impeachment for his role in the mayhem.
McCarthy's office did not respond to a request for comment.
There's a bit more at the link, but not too much of substance--except, of course, that Trump has bruited the idea of supporting primary challenges of his GOP opponents.
It's anyone's idea how the GOPe thought helping to install Zhou Baiden would somehow magically eliminate Trump from the national--or, indeed, the world--stage. I have to agree with sundance that there's been a rude awakening for GOPe leaders like McConnell, and would be fence straddlers like McCarthy. After a short lived period of euphoria and boldness, they find themselves, as sundance says, essentially without leverage. Trump holds all the cards for now, and for the foreseeable future:
The MAGA movement President Trump inspired is itching to break down the republican party in the next set of primary races. McCarthy has no leverage; the establishment GOP have no leverage; the republican national committee have no leverage. President Trump can destroy the republican party with a few targeted and direct words.
No leverage is the lesson from the House fake impeachment vote and the Senate vote instigated by Senator Rand Paul. Those with increased leverage are those who have maintained their bridges to Trump.
Worth noting: Of the five senators who voted against Trump, two will be up for election in 2022: Murkowski and Toomey. Both could face real anger in their respective states from Republican voters.
On a slightly different note. Zhou Baiden is saying that climate change will be the most important aspect of "his" foreign policy. Of course we know that Zhou Baiden has essentially no say in foreign policy--that will be dictated by CIA, DoS, and the Joint Chiefs. To the extent that the US immerses itself in climate change policy, to that extent we will be seeing a weak America.
I'm sure no one is missing this. Every EO and every public mumbling by Zhou Baiden reinforces that his regime's priorities will be everything that America voted against when it elected Donald Trump--twice. As the pious lady might have said to Darwin, It's hoaxes all the way down. Including the Dem flailing as they attempt to somehow extricate themselves from the Covid Hoax. I predict an increasingly rocky road ahead leading up to 2022.
UPDATE: This is "no leverage": Poll: Majority of GOP Voters Think Donald Trump Should Start a New Party. The GOPe knows that Trump still holds the nuclear codes. And the only reason he could have for not using them would be cooperation from the party.