(IntegrityPress.org) – In 2017, the Republican National Committee (RNC) members elected Ronna Romney McDaniel, the niece of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), as Chair. In 2018, her support led to Republicans gaining seats in the midterm elections. But it seems some in the party have tired of her and think fresh leadership is in order after the GOP failed to retake control of the Senate and only took the House by an unexpectedly low margin.
On December 8, the Republican Party of Arizona (RPAZ) posted a press release calling for McDaniel’s resignation. The strongly worded statement also challenged RNC members “to elect new and bold leadership” next month.
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) December 9, 2022
One of the reasons the RPAZ called for her resignation was her failure to complete her responsibilities effectively in 2022, one of which is supporting “Republican candidates in General elections by all means possible.” However, other GOP members have lauded McDaniel for rallying behind Herschel Walker when others failed to stand by and support him in a campaign where incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) massively outspent him.
Despite the call for resignation and the smattering of doubts about whether McDaniel can carry out her job in today’s political landscape, she insists she’s running for another term. With 101 RNC endorsements, she’ll likely helm the RNC for the foreseeable future. That doesn’t mean she isn’t facing opposition, though.
On Monday, December 5, longtime California GOP official Harmeet Dhillon appeared on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” declaring that she is running against McDaniel because the GOP needs to “radically reshape [its] leadership.” Likewise, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell recently announced his candidacy for McDaniel’s position.
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