Capitol Insurrection: Republicans Consider Future After Trump's Presidency : Consider This from NPR On Wednesday, in the nation's capital, a mob was incited to violence by the president of the United States. In the years that led up to that moment, many Republicans supported Trump. Now, where does their party go from here?

NPR's Ailsa Chang puts that question to two Capitol Hill veterans: Michael Steel, a longtime aid to former Republican House Speaker John Boehner; and Antonia Ferrier, a former longtime staffer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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GOP Faces Trump Reckoning: 'If You Play With Matches, You Will Get Burned'

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GOP Faces Trump Reckoning: 'If You Play With Matches, You Will Get Burned'

GOP Faces Trump Reckoning: 'If You Play With Matches, You Will Get Burned'

GOP Faces Trump Reckoning: 'If You Play With Matches, You Will Get Burned'

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Vice President Pence presides over a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 Electoral College results on Wednesday. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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On Wednesday, in the nation's capital, a mob was incited to violence by the president of the United States. In the years that led up to that moment, many Republicans supported Trump. Now, where does their party go from here?

NPR's Ailsa Chang puts that question to two Capitol Hill veterans: Michael Steel, a longtime aid to former Republican House Speaker John Boehner; and Antonia Ferrier, a former longtime staffer to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Lee Hale, Brianna Scott and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.