GOP Candidate Calls for RNC Chair’s Resignation

In a scathing rebuke of the Republican National Committee (RNC), GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy unleashed a torrent of criticism, questioning the party’s leadership and demanding the resignation of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Ramaswamy’s condemnation centered on the RNC’s choice of NBC News as the moderators for the upcoming presidential debate, with allegations that the network had previously disseminated disinformation to protect President Joe Biden during the 2020 election.

Addressing the recent election results, which saw Republicans facing defeat, Ramaswamy expressed frustration, proclaiming, “We become a party of losers.” He went on to point out what he perceives as a significant issue within the Republican establishment, referring to it as a “cancer.”

Singling out Ronna McDaniel, who assumed the role of RNC Chairwoman in 2017, Ramaswamy highlighted a string of electoral losses under her leadership, citing defeats in 2018, 2020, and 2022, culminating in the disappointing results of the recent 2023 elections. Calling for accountability within the party, Ramaswamy unequivocally demanded McDaniel’s resignation, urging her to address GOP voters directly and admit responsibility.

To remedy what he sees as a flaw in the debate moderation process, Ramaswamy suggested an alternative lineup of conservative commentators, proposing that figures such as Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, and Elon Musk take the helm. Emphasizing the potential for increased viewership and the ability to engage GOP voters with pertinent questions, he criticized NBC News for their handling of the 2020 election, specifically referencing the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Ramaswamy contended that the network had played a role in what he believes was a rigged election, drawing attention to the alleged lack of accountability surrounding the Hunter Biden laptop controversy. He urged a more rigorous examination of past events, calling for questions regarding the Trump/Russia collusion narrative that NBC News purportedly pushed for years.