McDaniel announces resignation from RNC

Republicans will be on the look for a new party leader once Super Tuesday wraps up next week.

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel will step down next week. 

McDaniel announced that she will leave her position on March 8, following Super Tuesday. 


Driving the news: The announcement is part of a changing of the guard at the RNC, with South Carolina GOP co-chair Drew McKissick also stepping down as RNC co-chair.

  • Tensions were rising between McDaniel and former President Donald Trump in recent months, who had previously endorsed North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley to take her spot. 
  • Trump also suggested bringing his daughter-in-law Lara Trump on as co-chair. 

What they’re saying: “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 told CNN. “The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition. I remain committed to winning back the White House and electing Republicans up and down the ballot in November.” 

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