Well-known Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are abandoning the Republican Party. The departure is said to be caused by the fault of the current elected Republicans, which have refused to renounce the actions of Donald Trump after his false claims of voter fraud, which led to the storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.
The officials said they had hoped that a Trump defeat would compel Republican Party leaders to abandon the former president and criticize his claims that the November presidential election victory was stolen from him.
Defection from the Republican Party caused by Donald Trump
Kristopher Purcell, who worked in the Bush White House’s communications office for more than five years, said more than 65 retired Bush officials have agreed to leave the party or are permanently cutting their ties to it.
Their desertion of the Republican Party is an apparent sign of a rising intraparty dispute over Trump and his presidency. The Republican Party is currently seeing conflict between disaffected, reasonable Republicans, independents disturbed by the grip Trump still has over elected officials and Trump’s strong fan base.
Jimmy Gurulé, who was the Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the Bush administration said he barely recognized the current Republican Party, describing it as a cult dedicated to worshiping Trump.
More than half of Republican senators refused to support the impeachment of Donald Trump
Most Republican Senators revealed they would not support the democrats in their move to impeach Trump. Their decision will ensure that the former president won't be convicted in his Senate trial set to hold in February.
“Trump was impeached on January 13 by the Democratic-led House of Representatives”. The democrats cited that he was responsible for the insurrection that happened at Capitol Hill.
Rosario Marin told Reuters most of the party members won't return if the party continues to shield Trump. Rosario added that unless the senate finds him guilty, and cuts off all ties to the government, none of them would for future Republican leaders.