Republican Chair Ronna McDaniel has been the subject of much scrutiny as pressure has mounted from her to resign from her position.
The calls for her resignation began after a disappointing 2022 midterm election where Republicans barely took back the House and did not take back the Senate, after experts, and history, predicted a red wave.
Those calls got louder after a disappointing 2023 election that strengthened the Democrat Party and now McDaniel is speaking about her future on Fox News.
“Because some Republicans are pointing the finger at you, one of them, not surprisingly, Vivek Ramaswamy,” reporter John Roberts said before playing the video.
VIVEK RAMASWAMY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Let’s 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 on stage tonight, you want to look the GOP voters in the eye and tell them you resign…
“All right, so you — that’s expected, I think, to some degree, from Ramaswamy. But now we’re also hearing rumblings that maybe Donald Trump may be going south too,” the reporter said.
“Oh, I’m not hearing that,” the chairwoman said. “Listen, I would say this to Vivek. I understand that you want to take me on. I’m focused on taking on Joe Biden. Joe Biden’s ruining this country. Joe Biden’s destroying lives for millions of Americans. They’re living paycheck to paycheck. We’re going into Thanksgiving.
“So, I’m focusing on taking on Joe Biden. And, by the way, Republicans are really sick of this infighting. We just saw it with the speaker’s race. They are so sick of us hitting each other, and not focusing on the issues and taking on the Democrats, because that’s a losing strategy if we’re hitting each other.
“I’m going to take the high road and focus on beating Joe Biden,” she said.
“Yes, no more infighting. They should be more fighting like Markwayne Mullin and O’Brien from the Teamsters,” the reporter said.
“Yes, right? I don’t know if I could do that. I don’t think I could have taken that guy on,” the chairwoman said.
“I watched that entire exchange and thought, wow. Well, put it this way. O’Brien better not get in the ring with Mullin,” Roberts said.
“I know. I wouldn’t do that either,” McDaniel said.
“Five-time MMA champion,” the reporter said.
“I think I would bet on Mullin for that one,” the chairwoman said.