RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to Step Down

    RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to Step Down
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    The Facts

    • The Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, has announced that she will step down from the position on March 8, three days after the Super Tuesday primary elections.

    • In her resignation statement, McDaniel said, "The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee," adding that it was "always" her "intention" to "honor that tradition."


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    After seven years of serving America's Republican voters, Ronna McDaniel decided to follow the precedent of changing leadership ahead of a new election. While the RNC has certainly dealt with some financial and electoral issues in recent years, her tenure at the top of the party still included several major accomplishments, including ousting Nancy Pelosi from the House speakership and developing separate departments for both grassroots donations and election integrity.

    Conservative narrative

    Ronna McDaniel's resignation was long overdue. As was shown by her latest reelection to the position earlier this year, the members of the RNC who voted to keep her were those who prioritize big-money donors over the average American voter. While they use words like "grassroots" when talking to the press, politicians like McDaniel secretly despise small donors. Unfortunately for them, the Republican Party is made up of those small donors, and they're finally taking a stand against the rich and powerful elites.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 75% chance that the GOP will control the Senate after the 2024 election, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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