Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who was pushed into politics because of her uncle Mitt Romney, is quietly backing away from President Donald Trump as she attempts to keep her RNC post for another term.
McDaniel has received the endorsement of President Trump to stay at the helm of the RNC, and she has offered lip service to support the president’s push for electoral integrity and to count every legal vote. But as she faces a possible moderate challenger in the RNC chair race, McDaniel is privately making concessions that hurt President Trump’s “America First” agenda.
Right now, the RNC and the president are in a tug of war over the immense treasure trove of voter data that was collected during the 2020 presidential campaign. Many RNC insiders want to horde the intelligence, which can be used to anoint an establishment-friendly heir apparent to replace Trump, such as former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley or Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas.
Republican governors Brian Kemp of Georgia and Mike DeWine of Ohio have faced the ire of President Trump in recent days for acquiescing to the Democrat push to sweep all electoral irregularities under the rug. There are interests in the RNC that would reportedly like to protect these traitors from potential primary challenges when they are up for re-election in 2022.
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An RNC spokesman pretty much confirmed that McDaniel will continue business as usual and the RNC under her stewardship will do nothing to punish the Republican leaders who stood idly by while the electoral process was violated heinously by Democrat riggers.
“That policy to remain completely neutral in primaries will continue as long as she is chair,” RNC spokesman Mike Reed said.
Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, an establishment favorite who was rejected by voters in this year’s election due to lack of loyalty to President Trump, is being floated as an establishment challenger to McDaniel. Gardner’s possible candidacy has been another factor in McDaniel’s pivot toward the ‘Never Trump’ party establishment.
Big League Politics has reported on how McDaniel’s weak RNC leadership has hurt the Trump movement throughout the president’s first term, such as when she gave her uncle a pass for joining the impeachment witch hunt earlier this year:
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel has claimed to be a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump as well as her uncle Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) throughout the years, often straddling the line between the warring factions within her party.
“This President has stood for life. He stood for rule of law judges. He stood for tax cuts. He stood for deregulation, energy independence. These are Republican ideals,” McDaniel said earlier this week in favor of Trump.
“And he has made the RNC significantly stronger by supporting our party. And we will be stronger after him because of the investment he’s put in data and digital and the things to make us strong beyond his presidency,” she added.
McDaniel has steadfastly supported the President, and kept her distance from her uncle as he has emerged as the leading anti-Trump voice in the Republican Party. This arrangement has worked well for the most part, until the infamous announcement made by her uncle earlier today.
Romney announced that he would be officially joining the Democrat Party witch hunt against the President during a lachrymose screed on the Senate floor. Romney dubiously said that God told him that he needed to vote to convict President Trump due to an alleged quid pro quo he made with Ukraine.
McDaniel rushed to social media shortly after Romney’s announcement to wag her finger at her uncle over his betrayal of President Trump as she has been forced to do several times in the past.
However, it’s not merely enough to “disagree” with Romney at this point. The vile acts he has committed must be punished, and punished swiftly. McDaniel has a tremendous amount of power in her leadership role atop the RNC, which she could use to punish her uncle for his treasonous display.
One measure that the RNC could take is to formally censure this reviled individual who brings shame to the Republican Party. McDaniel could throw her weight behind such a measure in order to sternly rebuke her turncoat uncle. It is what has to be done in order to send a message to weak-kneed Republicans that their actions will have consequences.
The RNC last censured a Michigan committeeman five years ago for making naughty posts on social media that caught bad headlines. What Mitt Romney has done is a million times worse than that, and he has given ammunition to the enemies of America as they try to rip the country away from President Trump’s “America First” movement.
If McDaniel refuses to censure her uncle for his crimes against party and country, it will show that she can offer nothing more than lip service in defending President Trump from the pernicious enemies within. It will show that she does not have the courage to steer the ship in a Trump-dominated GOP that demands a bold fighter in a position of leadership.
McDaniel has been an albatross on the Trump movement since its inception. The RNC’s lack of preparation on election day allowed Democrats to tamper with the vote on a previously unforeseen scale. If President Trump cannot overturn the steal in the courts, the nation may be lost forever due to McDaniel’s futility.
When it’s all over, McDaniel’s political epitaph is likely to read: Once a Romney, always a Romney!