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For weeks upon weeks, there has been thin ice groaning and creaking under the feet of the Republican Party. The ideological civil war that they long believed would befall the Democrats has now crept under their big tent, and a major rift has formed.
On one side of the GOP are the familiar faces of the establishment Republicans. The moderate-right and the near-centrists of the American political landscape. These folks are growing ever more nervous about the rest of the party’s lurch toward Donald Trump and the MAGA Movement, and they certainly aren’t keeping quiet about it.
More than 100 influential Republicans plan to release a call for reforms within the GOP alongside a threat to form a new party if change isn’t forthcoming, a person familiar with the effort said.
The statement, set to be released Thursday, involves a “Call for American Renewal,” a credo that declares that it is imperative to “either reimagine a party dedicated to our founding ideals or else hasten the creation of such an alternative.” The push will include 13 yet-to-be-revealed principles that the signatories want the GOP to embrace.
Their complaints were stern.
“We’re going give the GOP one last chance to get its act together and moderate, but we’re not going to hold our breath,” Taylor told NBC News. “We’re ready to get out there and fight against the radical elements in the party to try to excise those elements from within the GOP and our national politics and to try to invest in the deeper pro-democracy bench.”
Taylor suggested that the nascent movement will work to back candidates who support its principles, whether they are moderates or independents.
“Enough is enough, and the GOP has had enough time to decide whether it’s going to separate itself from a man who is a chronic loser,” he said, referring to Trump, predicting a “raging civil war” if the rest of the party doesn’t get on board.
The threat comes the same week that Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney is stripped of her leadership roles in the Republican Party on account of her unwillingness to step over to Trump’s side of this new line in the sand.
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