Though Trump is rising in the polls and looking like he will almost certainly be the GOP candidate for 2024, the Republican National Committee is up to its usual, feckless tactics. Specifically, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel bizarrely went along with CNN hosting the two remaining GOP pre-primary debates.
That infuriated many on the right. Particularly, conservatives were upset that such an obviously left-biased news organization was chosen for both debates, something that makes no sense given that these are GOP debates and CNN is very much to the left.
RNC member and staunch conservative Harmeet Dhillon took to X (formerly Twitter) to take Ronna to task for the decision, saying, “I’d like to be able to explain this CNN debate thing to you, but I can’t. Anyhoo, I tried. Looking to the future, if you want an RNC that makes better choices, you’ll need to pay attention to the RNC leadership elections taking place in the next few months, from January to June, for four-year National Committeeman and Committeewoman positions running from 2024 after the convention, through the 2028 convention.”
Continuing, she added that conservatives need to start standing up for their values by participating in the RNC process, saying, “Some of the most replaceable RNC members will get re-elected because nobody has the guts to go up against them. That’s a shame, because Republicans deserve better. However, others will face competitive races. And if they blatantly ignored the will of the Republicans who elect them, they should be replaced. I’ll pop up here from time to time sharing my views on some of the candidates, good and bad. Maybe I’ll go on some of your favorite news shows and podcasts to talk about it, too.”
Concluding, she said that there are people who need to be replaced, including a fake “America First” candidate, saying, “For example, there’s one guy running as an “American First” candidate who doesn’t deserve another term. More on that, and others, soon. If we were able to replace 50% of the RNC with people who cared more about the grassroots, the voters, and decisively winning elections, we could have an RNC that works aggressively to elect better elected officials, and we could help reverse the decline of our nation and keep it safe for another generation. If you are an active, engaged volunteer Republican in your state (or territory) who thinks you could do a better job than the person in the gig now, seriously consider running. Many of us can help you. Now is the time to step up!”
Similarly, conservative X personality “Amuse” said that MAGA conservatives need to focus on getting rid of RINOs, such as Mitt Romney’s niece, saying, “Mitt Romney’s niece is working overtime to destroy the party. The GOP under @GOPChairwoman is dead. We have to get rid of her.”
Also joining in was Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk, who said, “Ronna hates the GOP base so much she now has CNN hosting the last debate before the Iowa Caucus.” One commenter, suggesting what might be going on, said, “This has to be her flipping the bird to all those who said she should resign. She knows that conservatives would hate this, but she couldn’t care less. She needs to go.“
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