There is a contingency of Republicans who have been decidedly anti-Trump and quite vocal about it from the beginning.
Many of them have worked in previous Republican administrations or have even thrown their hats in the ring for President a time or two.
Now, these former Republican officials are banding together to form this anti-Trump group.
There is a movement among some so-called “Republicans” to form an anti-Trump third party.
Seems these former officials “view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy.”
According to a Reuters‘ report, this group of “unnamed officials” are reportedly in talks to form a “center-right breakaway party.”
“The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists,” Reuters reported.
Last week a Zoom call was held with more than 120 of these so-called “Republicans” that want to form a new party.
According to the Reuters report, the plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse “center-right” candidates in others, whether they were Republicans, Democrats, or Independents.
Seems this new party is merely looking to put more liberals in office.
Those said to be included on the call include John Mitnick, general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security under Trump; former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent; Elizabeth Neumann, deputy chief of staff in the Homeland Security Department under Trump; and Miles Taylor, another former Trump Homeland Security official.
The co-host of the call was Evan McMullin, who is the former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference and who ran as an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
McMullin told Reuters, “Large portions of the Republican Party are radicalizing and threatening American democracy. The party needs to recommit to truth, reason, and founding ideals, or there clearly needs to be something new.”
Another option McMullin said is being floated around is to form a “faction” that would operate either inside the current Republican Party or outside of it.
According to the Reuters report, the current names under consideration for the new party are the “Integrity Party” and the “Center Right Party.”
At least these so-called “Republicans” are making it easy for the real conservatives in the party to pinpoint who they are and stay far, far away from them.
Stay tuned to Conservative Underground News for any updates to this ongoing story.