"If we nominate Donald Trump we will get destroyed...and we will deserve it."
How prescient of him!
Over 100 former Republican officials 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, headlined: "A Call For American Renewal," is an exploratory move toward forming a breakaway party, two of its organizers said. The group 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.
These Republicans are preparing to release a letter this week threatening to form a third party if the Republican Party does not make certain changes, according to an organizer of the effort.
The statement is expected to take aim at former President Donald J. Trump’s stranglehold on Republicans, which signatories to the document have deemed unconscionable. “When in our democratic republic, forces of conspiracy, division, and despotism arise, it is the patriotic duty of citizens to act collectively in defense of liberty and justice,” reads the preamble to the full statement, which is expected to be released on Thursday.
The effort comes as House Republican leaders are expected on Wednesday to oust Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming from their ranks because of her outspoken criticism of Mr. Trump’s election lies.
This is the best idea I've heard coming out of the mess called the Republican Party, but it's actually the only positive, pro-active idea I've heard coming from them for a very long time.
To me and other Americans, the GQP is the party of "NO!" -- negative, entrenched, and certainly not practical or visionary. This move will obviously split the vote in the existing party, which some of us consider a step in the right direction if the net effect is to lessen the vitriolic grandstanding we currently listen to every day.
And it will finally put the lie to Trump and his cultists yammering about a "stolen election."
Trump and his cultists will have to finally face the fact that a majority of Americans rejected him, his disastrous incompetence, and his proto-fascist ideas!