The current political landscape in the United States has been split in two distinct groups. On one side is the Republican party led by Donald Trump and on the other side are those who oppose him. This anti-Trump group has been fractured even more recently due to a decision by Chris Christie to not follow the lead of other prominent Republicans. Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor and one-time presidential contender, declined to sign a letter from over 120 Republic politicians urging the Republican National Committee (RNC) to oppose Donald Trump. This unexpected move has splintered the already fragile anti-Trump movement. Christie’s refusal to join the call to oppose Trump is seen as a major setback in the effort to stop the current Republican front-runner. The letter, which was signed by senators, governors, and other high-ranking officials, stated that the RNC should not actively support Trump’s nomination. The letter also indicated that they believed a “family feud” within the party would be detrimental to its long-term success. Despite the support for the letter from over 120 members of the Republican party, Christie felt he didn’t have the moral authority to sign it. He believes that, as a former candidate for president, it is not his place to make decisions on behalf of other Republicans. Christie also said that his refusal to sign the letter did not make him less of a Republican, but rather someone with his own individual opinions. While Christie’s insistence to remain autonomous from the rest of the anti-Trump faction may prove to be a major setback, other party members remain committed to their cause. Many of the politicians who signed the letter have declared that they will continue to do all they can to oppose the current Republican frontrunner. The divide between Republicans on the issue of Trump’s candidacy is on full display. With Chris Christie’s refusal to sign the letter, the opposition to Trump appears to be stuck in an impasse. The Republican party will need to figure out how to bridge this gap in order to keep the party on track toward a successful election.