TEHRAN (Iran News) – Trump’s Revenge, Split in the Party. On December 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives for two reasons (abuse of power and humiliation of the Congress) voted to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump. But for the approval of the first Trump impeachment, the court proceedings began in January 2021, and on February 5 of the same year it ended and the verdict, issued by the court, acquitted Trump of these charges and he survived the impeachment. It was for the first time in U.S. history that a U.S. President was impeached in his first term in office while he competed for his next term and his re-election.
During the impeachment process, Trump was busy with his election campaign activities and rallies. The grounds that Trump caused during this skirmish led to the bipolarization among the voters in the U.S. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was determined to kill Trump’s political career, and in November 2020 and the heat of the U.S. presidential election, she was preparing the climate for proceeding of the second impeachment of Trump but due to the political condition in the country, the impeachment was postponed to the post-election.
After the election and disputes over the vote counts and Trump’s taking legal action regarding the vote-rigging and regularities and ultimately invasion of Trump’s fans at the Capitol Hill in December 2020 and early 2021, the condition was ripe for the second impeachment process and with the Supreme Court verdict on approving the Electoral College votes and announcing Joe Biden as the victor of the election, the Congress decided to impeach Trump and voted for it but this impeachment needed the Senate approval and the second impeachment was also rejected.
The vindictive attitude and behavior of the U.S. Democrat Party with Trump has created a political hatred and revenge among the pro-Trump community that its consequent aftershocks are easily visible in the internal structure of the Republican Party. Now all the currents opposing Trump in the Republican Party have found enough incentive for a split in the party, and as per media reports, Trump and his fans have also claimed to launch a new part by the name of the Partisan Party.
Tens of former Republican officials are unhappy with the performance of the party in tackling Trump’s actions and they are in talks for the launch of a new center-right party against the former U.S. President. Most of the news wires and mostly Reuters have quoted some informed and close sources to the negotiations inside the party as revealing that tens of the Republican Party members believe the performance of the party regarding Trump’s actions has weakened the U.S. democracy and they are in talks for launching a center-right party against Trump.
As per this report, some 100 members of the Republican Party present in the talks for forming this new party were officials of governments of Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, and George W. Bush as well as strategists and former Republican ambassadors.
Recent talks of former Republican officials indicate a tense rift among the members of the party on the false claims of Trump especially regarding the voting rig in the controversial 2020 presidential election and the deadly January 6 attack of Trump’s diehard fans at the Capitol Hill. Although some of the Republicans still are loyal to former President Trump, another group seeks to set a new direction for the Republic Party.
Fulfillment of opinion and views of opponents of Trump in the party can pave the ground for the emergence of the third party in the U.S. which will be committed to the principles of the Republic Party but with differences in indexing the individual criteria and approval of the non-national stances being at odd with the mother party.
We should take into consideration that a split in the big and popular Republic Party is going to happen in a condition that the U.S. is transforming from its inside. This transformation is not merely a political, social, and economic one but it covers other dimensions forming the American society. This country while has the most financial and material capabilities, the best health and medical equipment, and the biggest research centers have collapsed in tackling the outbreak of the COVID-19. Hopelessness and disappointment, that this split can create in the American people in a condition that most of the countries in the east which once had been under the yoke of the U.S. despotic and hegemony and are even today considered among underprivileged countries or countries under the heaviest U.S. sanctions have the best management in controlling the virus, can fully disappoint the people towards the survival of the American federalism.
In this psychological condition of the American people, if one thinks that with the departure of Trump and the arrival of Biden, the U.S. will return to its previous normal track and revitalize its hegemony or regenerate it, is a wrong and doomed notion because the U.S. problems are not essentially superstructural but the power structure and beliefs all in all in the U.S. are suffering from a fundamental turmoil, split and separation.
The emergence of the idea for a split in the party is definitely a primary move for the beginning of a domino game on course to the collapse of the cell after cell of the power pillars. Bipolarization of the U.S. people in their expectations and demands from the officials has not emerged in a short period that it can ignore. Therefore, we should wait and see the post-election events in the U.S.
- source : IRAN NEWS