Johnson County Republicans differ in their reactions to Capitol attack, end of Trump presidency

GOP leaders in Johnson County say the party's brand is "resilient" and its values will survive the Trump era. But other party members say the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of far-right extremists was the final break. File photo.

In the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol nearly two weeks ago carried out by a mob of pro-Trump extremists, Republicans in Johnson County have been reacting in a variety of ways.

Some local party leaders have urged healing while also expressing support for both Kansas Sen. Robert Marshall, a first-term Republican who voted against certifying some states’ electors, and Sen. Jerry Moran, who voted the opposite way. But other party members say the attack — along with Joe Biden’s victory in November, including taking Johnson County — should be a warning to the local GOP.