The Renew America Movement (RAM), which was formed by a group of moderates within the Republican Party after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, said its list of “dividers” includes “13 infamous conspiracy theorists, overt white nationalists, and prominent election deniers” who have “posed a threat to a healthy democracy and a well-functioning republic.”
The coalition said in a statement that it will campaign directly in the races of the candidates it is targeting and is “actively recruiting and reaching out to primary opponents in order to build a network of principled opposition and provide honorable alternatives for voters.”
RAM’s announcement of the Republican lawmakers it will work to oust from office comes nearly two weeks after the group endorsed a slate of Democrats and centrist Republicans as they prepare to wage reelection bids next year.
They both voted to impeach Trump in January and are the only two Republicans serving on the House select committee probing the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which was incited by a pro-Trump mob in an effort to stop the certification of November’s presidential election results.
Miles Taylor, RAM’s co-founder and acting executive director, said the group is “mobilizing a principled movement” to confront the listed GOP lawmakers.
“Liars, conspiracists, and authoritarians have no place in America’s politics today. But sadly, they have been given a free home in the modern Republican Party, and hold several seats at the head of the GOP table. RAM is mobilizing a principled movement to confront these dividers head on, and prove that their deceit and corruption won’t be tolerated by the American people,” Taylor said in a statement.
“We will shine a bright light on them not from the progressive left but from the principled center – Republicans, independents and centrist Democrats who will not allow these dividers to go unchecked,” he added.
Politico first reported on the RAM “dividers” list.