(ThePatriotSource)- Former President Donald Trump is reportedly compiling a list of “enemies” in the Republican Party.
While definitive plans for what Trump will do with this list are uncertain, it’s likely he will attempt to use it to rail against them to reduce their potential pull and power within the power. A recent Daily Mail report also says Trump plans to start a third political party to oppose these Republicans.
As the report says:
“Donald Trump is reportedly moving forward with his plans to create a ‘Patriot Party’ to put pressure on Republicans who oppose him and attempt to head off conviction in his second Senate impeachment trial.
“Trump has told people that the third-party threat gives him leverage to prevent Republican senators from voting to convict him during the Senate trial next month, people in his orbit told the Washington Post.
“Since President Joe Biden took office, Trump has been ensconced at Mar-a-Lago, remaining publicly cryptic about his plans except to tell a reporter on Friday: ‘We’ll do something, but not just yet.’
“But behind closed doors, Trump is already drafting an enemies list of Republicans who opposed his baseless claims of election fraud, instructing aids to prepare primary challenges against them, sources told the Post.”
Trump has already added names to this enemies list, too, apparently. It is said to include Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives. It also includes South Carolina Representative Tom Rice. Both made the list because they voted to impeach Trump on the “incitement of insurrection” charge brought against him this month.
Also on the list is Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia. The governor refused to back Trump’s challenge to presidential election results in the state
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is also reportedly on the list. She has said she would consider voting to convict Trump in the upcoming Senate trial. Both Kemp and Murkowski are facing re-election in 2022, and the Patriot Party is likely to target both if they decide to run again.
As the Daily Mail report said:
“Trump advisers say they plan to recruit opposing primary candidates and commission polling as soon as next week in districts of targeted lawmakers.
“To fund his splinter party, Trump has more than $70 million in campaign cash on hand, the sources said. Though the Trump campaign was essentially tapped out on Election Day, the campaign and several allied groups raised $207 million between November 3 and November 23, fundraising on his push to challenge the election results.
“The number is certainly higher by now, but hard numbers won’t be disclosed to the Federal Election Commission until January 31.”
Republicans who were hoping that Trump would go away once he left the White House are going to be sorely mistaken. It’s likely that the former president is likely to remain very active in politics — even before a potential run for the White House again in 2024.