The expected red wave of Republican victories never happened in 2022 and 2023.
Despite poll numbers showing support for the Biden agenda at rock bottom, the GOP has not turned it into wins at the polls.
Now Vivek Ramaswamy is calling out RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel to take responsibility for the results.
The chatter has been rising for nearly a year.
Many pundits expected a “red wave” of a major Republican victory in last November’s midterm elections.
Instead, what transpired was that the GOP won an underwhelming five-seat majority in the House of Representatives and failed to recapture control of the U.S. Senate, with radicals winning seats in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
This, combined with other election losses during the tenure of RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, has led to prominent Republicans openly expressing frustration with her and calling for her ouster.
Ramaswamy to Ronna McDaniel: Results matter
Last week, during the third Republican Presidential debate in Miami, candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made his opinion on the matter clear.
Ramaswamy said, “I speak the truth. I mean, since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have lost 2018, 2020, 2022 — no red wave, that never came. We got trounced last night in 2023. And I think that we have to have accountability in our party. For that matter, Ronna, if you want to come onstage tonight, you want to look the GOP voters in the eye and tell them you resign, I will turn over my — yield my time to you.”
But he wasn’t content to just voice his disapproval, as he has now backed it up with action.
Ramaswamy has launched a petition calling for the resignation of McDaniel.
In a statement, Ramaswamy said, “I am sick and tired of this Republican establishment that has made us a party of losers. Where is the accountability for years of losing: 2018, 2020, 2022 and now 2023. On the debate stage, I called on Ronna Romney McDaniel to resign. Now, I’m asking grassroots conservatives across the nation to join me so she can feel the power of the people. It’s time to stop the culture of surrender and losing. Resign, Ronna!”
For her part, McDaniel says that Ramaswamy’s complaints are just a play for attention.
In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney, McDaniel said, “Listen, he’s at 4%. He needs a headline. I’m going to say what I’ve been saying to the Republicans all along: Our headlines should be about Joe Biden, fentanyl, the border, crime, and terrible things that are happening in this country that the American people are looking to our party for solutions, but I also will stand by my record as RNC chair.”
A situation in flux?
While McDaniel appears secure for now, that may change.
A new report claims that some of former President Trump’s allies are trying to drop his support for McDaniel.
An insider told CNBC, “If there’s enough pressure from us and Trump, McDaniel might just decide, ‘this is humiliating,’ and step down.”
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.