- The letter, titled ‘A Call For American Renewal,’ is set to be published Thursday
- Signatures include governors, ambassadors, and Republican Party chairmen
- Demands party returns to a rational party, supports free minds, markets, people
- Comes as Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from leadership Wednesday
More than 100 Republicans will sign a letter on Thursday declaring that if the Republican Party does not break with former President Donald Trump and change course, they will back the creation of a third party.
The letter, titled: ‘A Call For American Renewal,’ is an exploratory move toward forming a breakaway party, two of its organizers said.
The group, which includes former officials at both state and national level, is dismayed by what it says is a modern Republican Party driven by its allegiance to Trump, who continues to falsely claim the 2020 election was stolen from him.
‘The Republican Party is broken. It’s time for a resistance of the ‘rationals’ against the ‘radicals,’ said Miles Taylor, one of the organizers.
“It was an extremely symbolic and powerful moment … Liz Cheney is one of the few Republicans that still maintains her spine in a sea of spinelessness,” Former Trump staffer @MilesTaylorUSA says on Cheney’s defiant speech as she faces ouster from GOP leadership. pic.twitter.com/cxbt2L7wND
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