The Republican National Committee plans to hold a retreat next week to avoid “reputative risk” and avoid the appearance of “betrayal,” an RNC official told POLITICO.
The official said the RNC is meeting with the House and Senate leadership in a closed session Tuesday to decide the direction of the party after the election.
The RNC is also holding a town hall in the coming days in which party leaders and members will discuss the next steps and the direction the party is taking, the official said.
The retreat will be held in Philadelphia and will be hosted by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and Vice Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
“The goal of this retreat is to avoid the perceived perception that the RNC has betrayed its members and the grassroots in general,” the official added.
“We also want to address the ongoing and legitimate questions about what happened in the 2016 campaign.”
While the RNC will not hold a town-hall event, it has hosted a number of open-minded and open-ended events in recent weeks, including a “snowflakes” event on Monday at the Capitol with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders.
The House is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday.