The Republican Party is about to elect its leader in January, and the race has intensified. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is running for her fourth term. She’s being challenged by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, and Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer from California who worked as a Trump campaign legal adviser.
McDaniel was handpicked by the newly elected President Donald Trump in 2016. But now she’s coming under attack. Fox News host Tucker Carlson is supporting Dhillon and recently admonished McDaniel over a report that the RNC leadership has spent millions on private jets, limousines, luxury retreats and Broadway shows.
“And you’re losing elections? No! If you win elections, we can talk about it. If you’re losing, get out! We cannot reward incompetence” Carlson said at the Turning Point USA festival.
The Texas Republican Party unanimously approved a resolution that said the national party needs new leadership. Texas GOP Chair Matt Rinaldi then came out in support of Dhillon. The Florida Republican party is also set to hold a vote of no confidence on McDaniel two weeks before the election.
The biggest criticism of McDaniel is the election losses. Ever since she became chairwoman, Republicans have lost the White House, the House and Senate. In the 2022 midterms when they were projected to do well, they lost a seat in the Senate and barely won the House. McDaniel said she did well getting out the vote and blamed the losses on ticket splitting.
“So we got to start coming together, guys. Because the Democrats are worse. So let’s stop bashing each other and let’s remember–we are only going to win as a united party in 2024,” McDaniel said in an interview with Fox News.
The winner will have a big hand in helping the 2024 Republican presidential nominee win their election. The winner will also help decide and coordinate where the party spends millions of dollars in an effort to take back the Senate majority and expand the razor thin House majority.