As things get a bit heated in the race to see who will end up serving as the next Speaker of the House when Republicans take over the lower chamber of Congress next month, there’s another race for a highly coveted leadership position within the GOP that isn’t getting quite as much attention. That would be the race for who will be the next chair of the Republican National Committee.
And, as usual, both of the individuals currently up for the role are coveting to have the endorsement of the most influential person within the party, former President Donald Trump. Unfortunately for current RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniels who is up for reelection, and Harmeet Dhillon, who is seeking the job, Trump isn’t putting support behind either one of them. The reason why?
You know, that almost sounds like a bit of a cop out, but then again, if he really does like both of them, it would be difficult to make that choice. However, this seems to be more of a political move than a personal one, especially since Trump made his own reelection efforts known last month during an event held at his Florida estate.
“Dhillon, a committee member from California, has garnered support from key Republican figures and state groups including the Texas and Arizona Republican Parties as well as longtime RNC member Morton Blackwell, who founded The Leadership Institute, a conservative training group,” Just the News reported.
Under the leadership of Ronna McDaniels, the GOP ended up losing control of the House in 2018 and then both the White House and Congress in 2020. Couple this with a rather lackluster performance in the 2022 midterm elections and, well, it becomes clear rather quickly that she’s got an uphill climb in order to remain in her current position.
Or so you’d think, right?
According to NBC News, “McDaniel sports the endorsements of almost two-thirds of the membership, more than she needs to secure re-election. But while Trump could have likely quelled simmering discontent among some conservatives with a nod of support, he told Breitbart ‘I like them both’ when asked whether he preferred McDaniel or California Republican National Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon, who served as one of his campaign’s legal advisors.”
However, when it comes to the Speaker of the House race, Trump made it clear he’s backing Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is currently dealing with a small group of Republicans who have stated that they are not going to support him for the position. Trump stated during the same Breitbart interview that he likes McCarthy and warned the other members of his party that denying him the post could be “dangerous.”
The bottom line is we absolutely need to make sure that whoever is in these positions can help Republicans regain power in the coming years. It’s a matter of life and death for the greatest republic the world has ever seen. Our liberty must be upheld and that can only happen when the GOP is calling the shots and can make necessary changes on a number of fronts to preserve the principles and way of life we hold close to our hearts.