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RNC head stepping down after Trump pushed for change

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the American First Policy Institute's America First Agenda summit at the Marriott Marquis on July 26, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
February 26, 2024

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced Monday that she will resign from her position on March 8, following the upcoming “Super Tuesday” primary elections. McDaniel’s announcement comes after former President Donald Trump signaled the need for major changes in RNC leadership ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

McDaniel told The New York Times Monday that it has been the “honor and privilege” of her life to serve as the chairwoman of the RNC over the past seven years.

“I have decided to step aside at our Spring Training on March 8 in Houston to allow our nominee to select a Chair of their choosing,” McDaniel wrote in a statement on Monday. “The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition.”

With support over the years from Trump, McDaniel has served as chairwoman of the RNC since 2017; however, recent reports suggested that McDaniel might be stepping down after the RNC reported its worst fundraising numbers in a decade and Republican candidates have continued to underperform in recent election cycles.

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Detailing some of her achievements during her time as RNC chairwoman, McDaniel told The New York Times, “Some of my proudest accomplishments include firing Nancy Pelosi, winning the popular vote in 2022, creating an Election Integrity Department, building the committee’s first small dollar grassroots donor program, strengthening our state parties through our Growing Republican Organizations to Win program, expanding the Party through minority outreach at our community centers, and launching Bank Your Vote to get Republicans to commit to voting early.”

Following reports that McDaniel had told Trump she would step down as chairwoman during a meeting at Mar-a-Lago earlier this month, Trump announced his endorsement of North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley as McDaniel’s successor, according to The Daily Caller. The former president also endorsed Lara Trump, his daughter-in-law, in her bid to serve as the co-chair of the RNC.

In addition to McDaniel’s announcement Monday that she will be stepping down after the Super Tuesday primary elections, Drew McKissick, McDaniel’s RNC co-chair, announced his resignation in a statement to The Daily Caller.

“[I’m] willing to put self aside for the sake of building a team and focusing on winning is a big part of being successful,” McKissick stated. “With that in mind, I’m submitting my resignation as Co-Chair, effective upon the election of my successor at the upcoming Spring Training in Houston.”