Former GOP Officials May Create Anti-Trump Party – DC Watchdog

Former GOP Officials May Create Anti-Trump Party

Could the Republican Party split into two factions with those factions defined by whether or not the members support former President Donald Trump? Given the following report exclusive to Reuters, that seems to be a growing possibility.


Dozens of former Republican officials, who view the party as unwilling to stand up to former President Donald Trump and his attempts to undermine U.S. democracy, are in talks to form a center-right breakaway party, four people involved in the discussions told Reuters.

“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, the people involved say.

“More than 120 of them held a Zoom call last Friday to discuss the breakaway group, which would run on a platform of “principled conservatism,” including adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law – ideas those involved say have been trashed by Trump.

“The plan would be to run candidates in some races but also to endorse center-right candidates in others, be they Republicans, independents or Democrats, the people say.”

For more on this report, go to Reuters.

Please share your thoughts in the comment section. Should Republicans who oppose Trump leave the Republican Party and form their own political party? What would that mean for the future of the GOP?