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Trump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed him as Senate trial looms

Added 01-24-21 02:09:02pm EST - “President mulls third party while senators who will decide on impeachment squabble over Capitol attack” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Trump plots revenge on Republicans who betrayed him as Senate trial looms”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican divisions over Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial came into clearer focus on Sunday, as the former president spent his first weekend out of office plotting revenge against those he says betrayed him.

Stewing over election defeat by Joe Biden, four days after leaving the White House, Trump continued to drop hints of creating a new party, a threat some see as a gambit to keep wavering senators in line ahead of the 8 February opening of his trial.

Democrats will send the single article of impeachment to the Senate for a reading on Monday evening. It alleges incitement of insurrection, regarding the 6 January riot at the US Capitol that left five dead, including a police officer.

Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, splitting rounds of golf with discussions about maintaining relevance and influence and how to unseat Republicans deemed to have crossed him, the Washington Post reported.

Trump, the Post said, has said the threat of starting a Maga (Make America Great Again) or Patriot party, gives him leverage to prevent senators voting to convict, which could lead to him being prevented from seeking office again.

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