DeSantis calls for leadership change in Republican National Committee

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (right) has called for “new blood” to lead the Republican National Committee ahead of the election as the new leader will be named by the end of the week.

DeSantis told Turning Point USA Founder and President Charlie Kirk:

We had three substandard election cycles in a row, ’18, ’20 and ’22, and I would say of all of those, ’22 was probably the worst given the political environment of a very unpopular President Biden – huge majorities of people think the country is going in the wrong direction. It’s an environment tailor-made to make big gains in the House, in the Senate, in state houses across the country, and yet it didn’t happen.

“In fact, we even lost ground in the US Senate,” he continued. “I think we need change. I think we need to bring some new blood to the RNC. I like what Harmeet Dhillon said about DC’s RNC exit”

He asked rhetorically:

Why would you want to have your headquarters in the most democratic city in America? It’s more democratic than San Francisco! So I think you get it in real parts of the country, you get people who want to live in those parts of the country, not DC insiders. But I think we need some new thinking.

DeSantis suggested that the current leadership does not inspire grassroots Republican activism that wins elections. He said:

Practically speaking, you need grassroots Republicans to fuel this organization with volunteerism and donations. I think it’s going to be very difficult to motivate people to want to give money, to want to give their time to the RNC, if they don’t see a change in direction.

Republicans won a historically disappointing victory for a party opposed to whoever controls the White House in the 2022 midterm. the House and lost ground in the Senate.

As Breitbart News reported, a poll by the Trafalgar Group shows that 86% of Republican voters prefer Dhillon to McDaniel, while only 14% prefer McDaniel.

Despite this, Dhillon and McDaniel have maintained donor and activist support, and voting for president takes place among committee members, not Republican voters.

One of McDaniel’s main backers is Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), while Dhillon recently won an endorsement from pro-life activist and Live Action president and founder Lila Rose.

Breccan F. Thies is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.


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