BREAKING: Ronna McDaniel announces she’s resigning from the RNC

Just as reported earlier this month, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel will resign from the RNC. She announced today that she’ll be leaving during the RNC’s spring training event on March 8th.

Here’s more from NBC News:

Ronna McDaniel said Monday that she will step down next month as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee following former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of a new slate of leaders to direct the party.

McDaniel’s decision followed Saturday’s South Carolina primary and came less than two weeks after Trump endorsed North Carolina GOP chairman Michael Whatley to be the next chairman of the RNC, his daughter-in-law Lara Trump to be co-chair and top campaign aide Chris LaCivita to be the party’s chief operating officer.

“I have decided to step aside at our Spring Training on March 8 in Houston to allow our nominee to select a Chair of their choosing,” she added. “The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition.”

Trump hand-picked McDaniel after the 2016 election to serve as RNC chair as Reince Priebus left the post to become his first chief of staff at the White House. She was re-elected to a fourth term in January 2023, fending off challenger Harmeet Dhillon.

McDaniel, 50, was the second woman to lead the RNC. She previously was chair of the Republican Party in Michigan, where she oversaw Trump’s successful 2016 effort in the state.

Trump told Fox News this month that “some changes” were likely at the RNC when he was asked about McDaniel’s performance.

“I think she did great when she ran Michigan for me. I think she did OK initially in the RNC,” Trump said in the interview. “I would say right now there’ll probably be some changes made.”

She should have been gone after the lackluster performance of the midterms of 2022. So I ain’t hating to see her go.

Trump has already endorsed his daughter-in-law Lara Trump and Michael Whatley to run the RNC, along with top campaign aide Chris LaCivita to be the COO. We’ll see if the RNC votes them in. I assume anyone else running will announce it soon.


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