Now that Liz Cheney has been removed as GOP conference chair, a small group of anti-Trump Republicans are threatening to leave the party and maybe even start a new one.
These are the same anti-Trump Republicans who threaten to leave the party about three or four times every year. It has become part of their regular grift.
Will they just leave and shut up about it already?
FOX News reports:
New anti-Trump group of Republican leaders threatens to leave if GOP doesn’t reform
In the wake of conservative Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming’s ouster from her House GOP leadership position, roughly 150 Republican or former Republican leaders who are opposed to former President Trump’s continued strong grip over the GOP have signed a letter threatening to leave the party if it does not reform and return to its “founding American principles.”
The group’s statement of principles – titled a “Call for American Renewal” – was unveiled Thursday. It outlines 13 principles to guide a “rebirth of the American cause.”
“We, therefore, declare our intent to catalyze an American renewal, and to either re-imagine a party dedicated to our founding ideals or else hasten the creation of such an alternative,” the statement pledges.
The letter was spearheaded by former GOP intelligence policy strategist and 2016 independent candidate for president Evan McMullin and Miles Taylor, who served as chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security during the Trump administration.
“I’m proud to stand with over 150 prominent Republicans and independents calling for the reform of the GOP and the creation of a new home for Americans left unrepresented by political extremism,” McMullin tweeted Thursday morning.
I'm proud to stand with over 150 prominent Republicans and independents calling for the reform of the GOP and the creation of a new home for Americans left unrepresented by political extremism. This is our vision for American renewal. Join us! https://t.co/Pe190VcmNJ
— Evan McMullin 🇺🇸 (@EvanMcMullin) May 13, 2021
What these folks don’t seem to realize is that Republican voters have moved on without them.
They want to go back to the Republican party of 2003 and that’s just not going to happen.