A group of former Republican officials planning to form a third, center-right party against the influence of Donald Trump is facing a serious challenge. The main challenge may be the bipartisan history of American politics and governance.
This week, Reuters wrote about the virtual meeting of former Republican officials. According to the source, the agency says that at the online meeting, Republicans opposed to Donald Trump discussed the creation of a third party.
However, in the House of Representatives, with anti-Trump positions, two of the most prominent congressmen, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, have said they reject the idea of creating a third party. Speaking to Reuters, other Republican critics of Trump have expressed skepticism about the idea. They say the creation of a third party will split the Conservative vote in two, which will help Democrats.
A spokesman for Adam Kieszinger, speaking to Reuters, said the congressman attended an online meeting on Feb. 5 and spoke for about five minutes. The spokesman said Adam Kinsinger was in favor of reform from within the Republican Party.
A spokeswoman for Congresswoman Liz Cheney also spoke to Reuters. He said Congressman Cheney was opposed to “any attempt to split the party.” He says it will only make it easier for Democrats to pursue policies that the Conservatives oppose.
Congressmen Cheney and Kinzinger are among the 10 Republicans who supported the impeachment of the 45th President of the United States in the House of Representatives.