Over 100 Republicans, including former officials, threaten to split from GOP

“This is us saying that a group of more than 100 prominent Republicans think that the situation has gotten so dire with the Republican Party that it is now time to seriously consider whether an alternative might be the only option,” he said.

The list of people signing the statement includes former officials at both the state and national level that once were governors, members of Congress, ambassadors, cabinet secretaries, state legislators and Republican party chairs, Mr. Taylor said.

Mr. Taylor declined to name the signers. Reuters reported earlier that former governors Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania and Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey will sign it, as will former Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters and former representatives Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Barbara Comstock of Virginia, Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma.

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