Ronna Romney McDaniel To Resign After Super Tuesday

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by Tyler Durden
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 - 02:35 PM

Mark one down for Vivek Ramaswamy...

How it started...

How its' going...

After years of undermining Republicans through sheer incompetence (or worse), Ronna Romney McDaniel is stepping down as the head of the Republican National Committee on March 8, after Super Tuesday (which is when we expect Nimrata 'Nikki' Haley to tap out as well)..

"It has been the honor and privilege of my life to serve the Republican National Committee for seven years as Chairwoman to elect Republicans and grow our Party," said McDaniel, the longest-serving chair since the 19th century who came under fire in January of 2023 after Republicans had terrible results going back to 2018.

McDaniel, Mitt Romney's niece, said she will step aside at the RNC's "Spring Training on March 8 in Houston to allow our nominee to select a Chair of their choosing."

She has been heavily criticized by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, GOP committee member Harmeet Dhillon (McDaniel's primary challenger in the Jan. 2023 election for chair), and Vivek Ramaswamy.

Others on the right such as Steve Bannon rallied behind the push to oust McDaniel.

McDaniel also came under fire for picking NBC to host a November GOP debate - during which former 2024 presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy suggested she come up on stage and quit during said debate, as the GOP has become a "party of losers" under her watch.

"...there is a cancer in the Republican establishment... Since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017 we have lost 2018, 2020, 2022, no red wave, that never came."

And then the haymaker...

"We got trounced last night in 2023 and I think that we have to have accountability in our party," he went on.

"For that matter, Ronna if you want to come up on stage tonight. You want to look the GOP voters in the eye and tell them you resign... I will turn over my time to you."

Former President Donald Trump - who is undoubtedly the leader of the Republican Party - endorsed Michael Whatley after Ms. McDaniel’s resignation was widely reported, the Epoch Times reports.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is introduced by North Carolina Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley before speaking at the North Carolina G

I think my friend Michael Whatley should be the RNC’s next leader. Michael has been with me from the beginning, has done a great job in his home state of North Carolina, and is committed to election integrity, which we must have to keep fraud out of our election so it can’t be stolen,” Mr. Trump said in a statement on February 12.

The former president also endorsed his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, to be the RNC co-chair.

Ms. Trump said later in an exclusive interview with The Epoch Times that she will launch the largest-ever legal ballot harvesting operation if she’s elected.

“We need to have the biggest legal ballot harvesting operation this country has ever seen,” she said.

“It feels, for a long time, like the Democrats have been playing chess and we’ve been playing checkers,” she said.

Her goal is for the Republican Party “to be the opposite, to be steps ahead of them, and on our toes, and ahead of the game, and facing forward the whole time.”