The Republican National Committee has chosen Ronna Romney McDaniel as its new chairwoman since President-elect Donald Trump took previous RNC chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff.
McDaniel served as “chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party,” where she helped Trump win the typical blue state over Hillary Clinton. Both Trump and Priebus gave McDaniel their blessing:
Priebus gave McDaniel a strong endorsement in his final address to the committee, calling McDaniel “the right woman to lead the RNC” and pointed to her ability to turn Michigan red in the election.
“It is that level of passion, along with her commitment to building out the ground, data, and digital operation the RNC has been working on for years, that gives me total confidence she is the right woman to lead the RNC,” he said.
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McDaniel has become only the second female to lead the RNC. She hopes that she can eliminate the thought that the Democrat Party maintains the title as the party of women:
“I am a mom from Michigan,” she said. “I am an outsider. And I am going to do everything I can to make sure Donald Trump and Republicans everywhere are successful.”
“For far too long, Democrats have hailed themselves as the party of women,” McDaniel said. “As Republicans, we know their so-called monopoly on being the party of women is false, and it is a mindset I intend to change.”
I don’t know if she can call herself an outsider. Her uncle is former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He had numerous feuds with Trump during the primary. But many thought Trump would choose Romney as secretary of state. Trump went with former ExxonMobil CEO instead.
McDaniel intends to continue the GOP winning streak after a sweeping victory in November on all levels. The GOP controls the White House, Congress, and 23 state chambers while 33 states have a GOP governor:
“As President-Elect Trump has directed us to do, we are going to keep winning,” McDaniel said. “America has two parties: Theirs, the elite, coastal, redistributionist Party of the status quo. And ours the national, opportunity for everyone, party of change.”
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