(PresidentialWire)- President Donald Trump doesn’t appear to have given up on politics, and while there are rumors circulating that he intends to help the Republicans take back the Senate and the House in 2022, other rumors suggest that the former president is even considering starting a new party.
That’ll teach the GOP establishment.
The Conservative Brief reported this week that President Trump has reportedly spoken to allies about forming the “Patriot Party,” in response to the Republican Party failing to support him during a number of important battles both during his time in the White House and after.
The Wall Street Journal also reported that Trump “discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week” and that he said he would call the party the “Patriot Party.”
According to the Journal, it’s still unclear just how serious Trump is about the idea, and said that to make it successful the new party would require a huge amount of time and resources dedicated to it.
Which is true. Without dedication and huge sums of money designed to bring Trump voters away from the Republicans in sufficient enough numbers, a third party may just help the Democrats stay in power in perpetuity.
However, the rumors come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t rule out voting to impeach President Trump over false claims that he incited an insurrection in Washington, D.C. on January 6.
“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty,” McConnell said in a recent speech on the Senate floor.
“This mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” he added, without detailing the extensive evidence of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
McConnell is bringing forward an impeachment trial which Donald Trump will defend himself against, despite impeaching a former President being unconstitutional.
Something tells us that the way Republicans behave in this trial could help Trump decide whether or not to form this new party…