United States – Former president Donald Trump visited Washington’s Capitol Hill for the first time since his supporters’ riot three years ago to tell a Republican leadership that once distanced itself from him that it fully supports his 2024 intent to run for the White House, as reported by The Associated Press.

For Trump, now a convicted felon, the meetings just illustrate the fact the GOP is now the wholly owned subsidiary of the former president, who is now out and about in public calling for retribution on the Democrats and anyone who crossed him and implementing Project 2025 — an agenda that the Heritage Foundation laid out to “save the country from the hands of the radical Left.”

GOP Unity and Project 2025

“He’ll come and lead the team,” GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a fierce Trump ally, told CNN. “I think it’s gonna be a pep rally environment for the former and future president.”

The Democrats had a different understanding of the event. In preparation for the meeting, Nancy Pelosi of California, who served as the former House speaker, stated that the person responsible for inciting an insurrection was coming back to the scene of the crime, further adding that on the 6th of January, supporters of the Nazi and Confederation flag were able to display their flags in the dome that Lincoln built.

Key Attendees

Among them in January 2021 were House Speaker Mike Johnson and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who publicly condemned Trump after January 6 and testified about the attack to the Senate; McConnell’s wife had been publicly insulted by Trump. Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, and J. D. Vance were a few among the attendees who may be in line for the vice-presidential slot in the Trump administration.

Laying what was said after the meeting with the House Republicans, Johnson noted that the former president “said very complimentary things about all of us. We had sustained applause. He said I’m doing a very good job. We’re grateful for that. ”

“We have to have continuity in leadership, we have to have a plan and it has to be very carefully executed,” Johnson added.

Other accounts stated that Trump discussed everything from tariffs on a great number of imported products to initiatives to build the wall at the southern border.

“President Trump talked a lot, too, about how to get the economy back on track and reduce inflation for those families who are struggling all across America, families can’t afford to buy groceries, can’t afford to fill up their cars because of the failed policies of Joe Biden,” House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana said, according to the Washington Post. “And President Trump talked about what we can do working with a Republican Congress to fix these problems. But it all starts November 5th.”

Broader Discussions and Future Plans

Thus, in addition to conferring with House and Senate Republicans, Trump talks with the Business Roundtable, the most influential organization of CEOs. President Joe Biden was invited to the organization, but he is currently in Italy for the G-7 summit. In case the meeting is canceled, Chief of Staff Jeff Zients will replace Biden.

The priority for Trump and Republicans is to have a legislative and executive plan ready, as everyone expects and wishes for Trump when he becomes president of the United States in January 2025. Another goal is to prolong or even expand the 2017 tax reforms, which primarily benefited corporations and business tycoons, even more, or terminate the federal civil service, cut immigration, and eliminate restraints on industries.

Some Republicans in Congress have also expressed a wish to hinder the several criminal probes and prosecutions of Trump, who was found guilty of state charges of fraud in business records in order to conceal a payment to the former adult actress, Stormy Daniels, as reported by The Associated Press.

Republican Actions Against DOJ

There are many like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia who have threatened to defund the Justice Department and, on Wednesday, the House perilously voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over the refusal to supply some materials relating to the department’s prosecution of Hunter Biden.