Ronna McDaniel Reportedly Ready to Step Down as RNC Chairwoman

( – Ronna Romney McDaniel has served as the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee since 2017. She succeeded Reince Priebus, who served as former President Donald Trump’s initial chief of staff. Her time in office has been marked by failure after failure. Recently, rumors spread that she was going to step down as the leader of the party.

Stepping Aside?

According to multiple news reports, sources claim the RNC chairwoman met with Trump recently at Mar-a-Lago. The meeting was reportedly to discuss her future with the party, even though the former president is technically nothing more than a candidate right now. Nonetheless, she allegedly told him that she was a “team player” and would do what was in the best interest of the Republican Party. If that means stepping down as chairwoman, she said she would do that, the reports indicated.

McDaniel won a fourth term as GOP chairwoman in January. The party had an opportunity to vote her out, but decided to keep her on. Still, she has faced repeated calls to resign from members of the party.

One of the reasons for the mistrust is that the party had the worst fundraising year in a decade in 2023, and started the new year, a highly-anticipated election year, with only $8 million. The other problem with McDaniel is the repeated losses the party has suffered under her leadership. They lost the White House, Senate, and House, though they did eventually take back the Lower Chamber with the smallest of margins.

What Is Trump Saying?

After McDaniel met with Trump, the former president stated that he was going to make decisions about what he thinks the party should do the day after the South Carolina primary. However, he has made repeated remarks that leave the chairwoman’s future in doubt.

In an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Trump said McDaniel did great when she was the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, a state party that’s in utter chaos right now. But he said there would “probably be some changes made” at the RNC in the near future.

Then, in another interview with Newsmax, Trump said that he thinks McDaniel knows and understands that it’s time for her to step aside.

Ultimately, McDaniel is a Trump loyalist to her core. She even dropped her maiden name, “Romney,” when she took over the RNC because the former president asked her to. She will do what the ex-president wants when it comes down to it, and she made that clear at the meeting.

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