Republicans Meet To Discuss Breaking Away From Pro-Trump Members Of Their Party
The Senate vote to acquit former President Trump in his impeachment trial has some Republicans talking about how to strengthen the GOP's anti-Trump faction, or possibly breaking away to form a new center-right party.
A number of current and former Republican officials held a Zoom call last week to discuss these issues.
Present on the call was California Assemblyman Chad Mayes, who switched his party affiliation from Republican to Independent more than a year ago.
“What I got out of that call is that there is a deep hunger in this country, and a deep hunger within leadership, saying, ‘Enough is enough — we've got to start putting our country before the party,’” Mayes said.
Other participants in the call reportedly included former officials from the Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Trump administrations.