WASHINGTON, D.C. - Former President Donald Trump met with House and Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. For some members, they felt energized following the meeting. The meetings itself signifies that Trump is going to be once again the leader of the Republican party. 

Trump hasn’t been back on the Hill since the January 6th, 2021. That was when pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol trying to decertify the electoral process. The Department of Justice has since charged Trump with trying to overturn the election results. That case is still held up in court. Trump is also dealing with other court cases, including being recently found guilty in his hush money case. But Members said Trump did not dive into his legal problems during his closed-door meeting with House Republicans.   

“There were talking points that he would cover,” said Rep. Marc Molinaro (R- NY). “He spoke about the weaponization of the criminal justice system. And listen, I live in New York and sadly I've seen one party rule take advantage all too often.” 

Following the January 6th attack, some Republicans, mostly in the Senate, like Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY) stepped back from Trump. While Trump still has most of the Republican support among members, some said part of this trip was also mending those relationships if he is to win back the White House in November.