Daily US Times: Former President Donald Trump has told the Republican National Committee and other party bodies to stop using his name in fundraising efforts.
Politico reported the development quoted an unnamed adviser to Mr Trump as saying about the legal cease-and-desist notice: “President Trump remains committed to the Republican party and electing America First conservatives, but that doesn’t give anyone – friend or foe – permission to use his likeness without explicit approval.”
The website previously reported that the former president’s ire was stoked by bodies including the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) using his name while fundraising for Republicans who voted for his impeachment.
Politico said Mr Trump felt “burned and abused”. The website detailed the House minority leader Kevin McCarthy’s struggles to manage Mr Trump, even after a January trip to kiss the ring in Florida.
Liz Cheney, the House No 3 Republican, was the most senior of 10 Republican representatives to backthe former president’s second impeachment, for inciting the Capitol insurrection on 6 January. She has faced protests stoked by elected officials and will be challenged for her seat from the right.
Other Republicans who voted for impeachment are also facing primary fights.
Seven Republican senators voted to convict Donald Trump at trial. That meant he was acquitted a second time, as the 57 guilty votes fell 10 short of the necessary super-majority to convict Trump.