RNC Chairwoman Asked to Resign

RNC Chairwoman Asked to Resign

(UnitedVoice.com) – Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel is coming under increasing pressure to resign. Many Republicans blame her for the party’s poor performance in November’s midterm elections. Now, the party’s Texas branch has joined Arizona’s in calling for her to quit.

On December 13, the Republican Party of Texas released a resolution of no confidence in McDaniel’s leadership and called for her replacement. The resolution asked Texas’ three RNC members — Matt Rinaldi, Dr. Robin Armstrong and Toni Anne Dashiell — to vote against McDaniel in January when the RNC will meet to elect its chair.

The Arizona GOP released its own resolution on December 8, again calling for McDaniel’s replacement. The move by Texas adds considerable weight to the growing campaign to oust her; it’s the most populous red state by a large margin, and its rejection of McDaniel could encourage other state Republican parties to fall into line.

After initial hints that she might not run again, McDaniel now has a campaign team in place for January’s vote. That team responded to the Texas resolution by tellng media outlets she had the support of the membership, and “Support for the Chairwoman has only grown since her announcement.” Meanwhile, one potential McDaniel challenger — Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) — has already dropped out, but at least two others have their eyes on her position.

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