The Republican National Committee manages many of the activities of the GOP. They shape the party’s platform and help raise money for candidates. It is, in many ways, the Republican Party.
So, it has troubled many conservatives to learn that the chairwoman of the RNC has faced many accusations. Ronna McDaniel has led the RNC for many years. But some have blamed her for the lack of a red wave in 2022.
With news that the party failed to raise large sums last year, McDaniel was accused of wasteful spending. Even Donald Trump made veiled comments about new leadership within the RNC. Now, McDaniel has issued a statement.
From The Post Millennial:
Beleaguered RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel is reportedly intending to step down. Donald Trump, who has been vocal about the need for changes at the RNC, is likely to back Michael Watley, who currently heads the North Carolina GOP…
McDaniels has been under pressure for months to step down after she failed to deliver the promised red wave in 2022. Recent reports about the RNC’s excessive spending also came out, putting further pressure on her to step down.
After Trump spoke of a change in leadership within the RNC, current chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced she was stepping down. Her chief of staff will also be resigning. Rumors spread about McDaniel’s future after she met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago this week.
McDaniel had faced criticism in recent years, after the Republican Party failed to make significant gains in 2022. The party was poised to send shockwaves through the liberal establishment, after the first two years of Biden’s administration. Biden had been hit with massive inflation, a disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, and a war in Ukraine.
Yet Republicans made small gains and in some cases, lost ground. McDaniel was one of several leaders blamed for this outcome. On top of that, reports came in that the RNC failed to hit fundraising numbers in 2023, as McDaniel was outed for excessive spending.
The future of the RNC is currently unknown. An election will be held to decide the future chairman. Trump might back North Carolina GOP head Michael Watley. A sudden change might not come as comforting news, during an election year. In recent months, Republican leaders have fought over control of the party, especially in the House.
Constant in-fighting and bickering could erode voter confidence, giving President Biden an upper hand.
- RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced she was stepping down, along with her chief of staff.
- This comes soon after Donald Trump called for a change in leadership.
- McDaniel was blamed for the GOP’s lackluster 2022; and was accused of excessive spending.
Source: The Post Millennial