GOP Infighting Underway, Calls For Party Chair’s Scalp

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) delivers remarks to supporters alongside Ronna Romney McDaniel, Republican National Committee chair, and Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), at a watch party at the Westin Hotel on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Republicans are hoping to take control of the House of Representatives away from Democrats. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The predictable Republican recriminations are underway following the party’s disappointing midterm performance.
  • Calls have begun for the resignation of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniuel.
  • “People are upset and want to replace Ronna,” said one veteran Republican National Committee official. “They’re calling for her resignation but not publicly. [RNC] members are calling for accountability as they should.”
  • McDaniel has chaired the RNC since 2017, and during that time the GOP lost the House in 2018, lost the White House and Senate in 2020, and underperformed in this week’s midterms.


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