July 6, 2021

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In the wake of a presidency that ended with a violent insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, the Grand Old Party (G.O.P.) has faced a bitter internal division among its members. Some Republicans have raised concern at the party's embrace of former President Donald Trump and his continued claims that the 2020 election was “stolen.” There’s a strong coalition fighting to reclaim their party, while other party leaders are threatening to split from the party altogether and form their own party in opposition to President Trump. 

What is Donald Trump’s hold on the party? Has Trump permanently reshaped the party in his image? How does the party move beyond the 2020 election and build a national coalition to compete in future elections? Join the John Brademas Center and the United States Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) for a panel discussion with former elected officials as they discuss the future of the Republican party.

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Jason Altmire

Ron Christie (moderator)

Tom Coleman

Kevin Kurian (moderator)

Barbara Comstock

Charlie Dent