Republicans grapple with Trump’s messy exit and Biden’s ascendance

Two hours before Joe Biden is inaugurated the 46th president, conservative operative Grover Norquist will convene a weekly Wednesday meeting of Republican activists to chart a strategy for navigating a Democratic-run Washington and map a path back to power in 2022.

The Republican Party, Norquist planned to remind the gathering, has emerged from bruising elections powerless twice before, most recently after Barack Obama assumed office in 2009, but also after Bill Clinton was inaugurated in 1993. Then as now, Norquist will say, the way out for Republicans in Congress is to resist Biden’s liberal domestic initiatives down the line while identifying a few noncontroversial issues where they can cooperate with the new administration to demonstrate bipartisanship without alienating their
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