Ronna McDaniel Announces Shocking Departure: What’s Next for the GOP?

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According to reports, embattled Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel is expected to step down after the South Carolina primaries. According to a New York Times report, she informed former President Trump of her resignation.

Trump initially endorsed McDaniel for 2020 but then appeared to turn his back on her. He refused to support a candidate during the highly contentious race in 2023 between McDaniel’s opponent Harmeet Dhillon.

Trump posted on Truth Social that “Ronna has now been appointed as the RNC’s new head, and I will be making my decision about RNC growth the day following the South Carolina Primary.”

Jennifer Van Laar at RedState has been a woman wrecking crew for more than a full year. She exposed mismanagement of money and outrageous expenses during McDaniels’ tenure. Van Laar’s detailed reporting can be found here. She reported on January 31 that the RNC spent significantly more than the DNC for office supplies, media booking consultants, and floral arrangements. The DNC spent significantly more than the RNC on voter file maintenance and GOTV texting.

The RNC went ballistic over Van Laar’s reporting, which RedState and the Townhall Media family stand by.

McDaniel had no place to hide when reports of financial mismanagement were made public, let alone the fact that Republicans have lost consecutive election cycles.

New York Times sources say that Trump will likely promote Michael Whatley as McDaniels replacement.

According to those who have spoken with Mr. Whatley, Mr. Trump is a fan of Mr. Whatley because he’s “a stop-the-steal guy,” according to one person. He supports Mr. Trump’s false allegations about mass voter fraud, and Mr. Trump thinks he did well in delivering North Carolina to him, a swing state for 2020.