Over 100 Ex- GOP officials threaten to form third party unless it breaks with Trump

 

US Ex-President, Donald Trump

 

 

 

More than 100 Republicans will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party. The letter, titled: ‘A Call For American Renewal,’ is an exploratory move toward forming a breakaway party, two of its organizers said.

The group, which includes former officials at both state and national level, is dismayed by what it says is a modern Republican Party driven by its allegiance to Trump, who continues to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from him. ‘The Republican Party is broken. It’s time for a resistance of the ‘rationals’ against the ‘radicals,’ said Miles Taylor, one of the organizers.

The letter is timed for release just hours after House Republicans are expected to boot Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her post as the Party’s No. 3 leadership position – following her own denunciation of those who put forward the ‘lie’ that the election was stolen from Trump.’

Cheney, who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Capitol insurrection, is expected to be ousted from her No. 3 Republican leadership post Wednesday. She said Tuesday: ‘Today, we face threat America has never seen before. Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president.’ House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has set the vote for removing Cheney from her No. 3 Republican leadership post in a closed-door meeting.

A combative Cheney lashed out at leaders of her own Republican Party late Tuesday, speaking on the House floor, adding: ‘Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.’

The debate continues as to whether to embrace the former president or denounce him – with Trump’s allies winning the race to define the GOP. In her Tuesday remarks, made on the House floor, Cheney didn’t mention any party leaders by name.   Daily Mail