Republican leaders want a show of unity. Will Trump allow it?


The next few days will give Republicans opportunities to stand together or fight among themselves, first when the House of Representatives votes on a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package on Friday and again when Donald Trump retakes the global spotlight in a speech to the party’s most conservative members.

The Republican leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives – Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy – have focused on rallying their caucuses against Democratic President Joe Biden’s massive bill and away from internal hostilities over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and former President Trump’s impeachment.