Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, rejected 2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s call for her resignation following the party’s poor performance in recent elections.
Ramaswamy criticized the party’s losses and pointed to McDaniel’s leadership, suggesting she step down. McDaniel, in response, emphasized the need to focus on fighting Democrats and President Joe Biden, stating that internal party conflict is detrimental.
Additionally, Ramaswamy raised concerns about the choice of moderators for the debate, proposing Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson as alternatives. (Trending: Donald Trump Loses His Cool At High-Stakes $250 Million Trial)
“If you can’t take a tough question, then you probably shouldn’t be running for president,” @GOPChairwoman Ronna McDaniel when I asked about Vivek Ramaswamy’s criticism of her and of the RNC’s decision to allow a non-conservative media outlet to host the debate. Much more here: pic.twitter.com/YKc9jpvm6v
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) November 9, 2023
“We’ve become a party of losers, at the end of the day,” Ramaswamy exclaimed.
“I mean, since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have lost.” he addded.
“For that matter, Ronna, if you wanna come onstage tonight, you wanna look the GOP voters in the eye and tell ’em you resign, I will turn over my — yield my time to you,” Ramaswamy stated.
“This Republican-on-Republican infighting — I’m not running for president so I’m not in this primary — isn’t helping our party,” McDaniel later said.
“We lost races in 2022 because of vitriol within our party. We need every Republican and then some to win elections.”
“If you can’t take a tough question, then you probably shouldn’t be running for president,” McDaniel added of Trump’s absence from the debate.
McDaniel stressed the importance of engaging beyond conservative media and facing tough questions, indicating that Republicans need to reach a broader electorate.
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