Video: Ronna McDaniel Claims RNC Wasn’t ‘Needed’ in Virginia, Where GOP Was Outspent by $8M

Was the Republican National Committee asleep at the wheel as the party suffered more embarrassing losses in off-year elections earlier this month? RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is deflecting responsibility for the party’s losses in Virginia. McDaniel claimed in a Friday interview that the RNC had been told it wasn’t “needed” in Virginia’s elections by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Republicans were outspent by $8 million in the commonwealth’s elections, ultimately losing control of the Virginia General Assembly and Senate, according to Virginia Business. “We were told in December they didn’t need us, that they had all the money and they were good,” McDaniel told a reporter for radio station WMAL. Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson disputed McDaniel’s assertion. Anderson said he asked the RNC for additional funding weeks before the party’s election losses, according to Larry O’Connor of Townhall. Any RNC funding of Virginia Republican candidates would’ve been welcome, according to Anderson. McDaniel has presided over a series of losses as chairwoman of the national organization — without ever securing an indisputably winning result in a midterm or presidential election. National Republicans, including presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, have called for McDaniel’s resignation, according to Axios. Ramaswamy even went so far as to offer his own speaking time during Wednesday’s GOP presidential candidate debate for McDaniel to announce her resignation. McDaniel brushed off the insult, making a point of mentioning that Ramaswamy is “newer to the party” and that “he voted for [Barack] Obama.” She also pointed to Ramaswamy’s polling prospects. “Listen, he’s at … four percent. He needs a headline.” McDaniel has referred to her critics as a divisive Twitter mob.
    This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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