(RepublicanDaily.org) – Pressure is continuing to grow on Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel following the GOP’s disappointing performance in November’s midterm elections. Now the Texas Republican Party has joined calls for her to stand down after voting unanimously to replace her.
The executive committee of the Republican Party of Texas unanimously called for new leadership at the national party following poor results in the 2020 election and underperforming in 2022. https://t.co/7N18hOhqNp
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 13, 2022
On December 11, Texas’s State Republican Executive Committee held a vote of no confidence in the national party’s embattled chairwoman — and it passed by 62 votes to nil. The resolution also says that Texas representatives on the RNC must vote to replace her when the committee holds its next meeting in January.
Many Republicans are holding McDaniel personally responsible for the midterms, where an expected “red wave” ran out of steam and delivered small gains at most. Criticisms include her failure to mirror Democratic tactics like ballot harvesting, or to build effective local election machines out of the GOP’s activists and grassroots. Her support among ordinary Republicans has ebbed away, and while she recently announced a re-election campaign for January, her days are looking numbered.
Three of the RNC’s voting members are Texans, and they are now ordered to vote against McDaniel. So far, the two leading candidates to replace her are MyPillow founder Mike Lindell and lawyer Harmeet Dhillon, who’s currently looking like the favorite. Can McDaniel fend off the challenge, or have too many Republicans turned against her?
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