Washington: Despite reports about the alleged creation of an alternative political group to the US Republican Party, interviews with strategists, operatives and former officials deny this possibility, an article in The Hill newspaper highlights today, by Prensa Latina publishes.

The text, signed by Max Greenwood, a specialist on the subject, indicates that Republicans consulted before the end of the impeachment trial this weekend show a deep reluctance to formally break with their party formation.

Those of the red group were much divided on Saturday’s vote, when with 57 votes in favor and 43 against the Senate exempted the former president from any responsibility in the attack of his followers on the federal Capitol on January 6.

In that session, seven Republicans joined the 50 Democrats in condemning him, a fact that evidenced that there is a fraction among Trump’s co-religionists who are eager to separate themselves from his shadow.

The fractures of the Republican Party were evident for years, but its members who responded to The Hill poll expressed skepticism that this situation will lead to the formation of a new organization with electoral aspirations at the national level.

This was manifested even after a meeting last week between dozens of high-profile conservatives who raised that possibility.

Several of these sources said that a third party organization would amount to little more than a show and threaten the hopes of conservatives to win back the House, Senate and White House in the next few years.

“I will be the first to say that our electoral system is against third parties”, said Miles Taylor, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security under Trump, who was among those who participated in the meeting.

“If that is the route we decide to take, we have very clear eyes on the fact that there is a third party graveyard”, he added.

In the aforementioned meeting last week, more than 120 former Republican officials, operatives and activists participated via videoconference to discuss the possibility of organizing a center-right party, or at least a new faction within the Republican Party.

More than 40 percent of those who attended the call supported the idea of ​​a separatist entity, organizers said, while a slightly larger part favored an intra-party faction, similar to the Tea Party movement that emerged in the red group more than a decade ago. .

On the impact of the impeachment on Republicans, The New York Times newspaper said today in an article that this is unlikely to be the last word for Trump and his highly divided party, as this is compounded by the consequences of the injuries that the assault on the Capitol on January 6 left.


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