Many Republican members move to form new anti-Trump party as ex-president faces Senate trial

Many Republican members move to form new anti-Trump party as ex-president faces Senate trial

- Former US President Trump's administration style is tearing the Republican Party apart

- This is as some members of the opposition party are considering dumping it to form a new one

- Those involved in the scheme were said to be angry that the Republican Party failed to stand up to Trump for his attempts to undermine the US democracy

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A report by Reuters has indicated that many former Republican officials are considering forming a new breakaway party as former President Donald Trump faces the second impeachment trial at the Senate.

According to the news media, those making the moves believe the Republican party is not willing to stand up to Trump and his attempts to undermine the US democracy.

Legit.ng gathers that those involved in the early discussions about forming the new party include former elected Republicans and former officials in the Republican administrations.

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Some Republican members consider forming party, saying their party is unwilling to stand up to Trump's attempts to undermine US democracy. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan
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It was learnt that they recently had a virtual meeting to discuss the new party which they said will adhere to the US constitution and the rule of law, ideas they believe Trump stood against.

They reportedly debated the clash in the Republican party over Trump’s false claims of election fraud and the attack on the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6.

Legit.ng recalls that the House of Representatives impeached Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection following the attack which was staged to block Joe Biden's victory.

The Republican officials expressed surprise that eight senators and 139 representatives from their party still went ahead to vote to block certification of Biden’s victory just hours after the Capitol attack.

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Meanwhile, weeks after leaving the White House, Trump's trial still continued as the US Senate on Tuesday, February 9, voted for his second impeachment.

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During the seating, senators voted largely along party lines after about four hours of debate over the constitutionality of the impeachment.

The Senate in a vote that ended in 56-44, resolved to continue Trump's impeachment, with the upper chamber saying the process will be considered from the standpoint of Trump’s campaign of misinformation to overturn the victory of President Biden.

In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Prince Obua has wowed people on social media with his baking skills.

The young man recently recreated the US former president Trump's helicopter with flour and stunned social media users.

Sharing the images on his Facebook page, Obua indicated that the cake was part of the training for students in Port Harcourt who were learning how to bake.

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