Ron DeSantis Tells Charlie Kirk It’s Time For A Change At The RNC In Exclusive Interview

Ron DeSantis Tells Charlie Kirk It’s Time For A Change At The RNC In Exclusive Interview

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis was interviewed by Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, where the two discussed the leadership of the Republican National Committee (RNC) as members prepare to vote.

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

“You know, I think we need change,” he continued. “I think we need to get some new blood in the RNC,” the governor said, “I like what Harmeet Dhillon has said about getting the RNC out of DC… [why] would you want to have your headquarters in the most Democrat city in America?” he asked.

“I do think we need some fresh thinking and — here’s the thing, just practically speaking, you need grassroots Republicans to power this organization with volunteering and donations,” DeSantis went on to say.. “I think it’s going to be very difficult to energize people to want to give money, to want to volunteer their time with the RNC if they don’t see a change in direction.”

DeSantis went on to say that the RNC touts Florida as a success story, but that in reality. He said that the RNC needs to be “in touch with our voter base,” saying that one of the reasons he did so well on his reelection in Florida is “because our base voters knew governor’s gonna going to do the right thing. I trust him. He’s got our back.”

“There’s not a lot of trust between the grassroots and the RNC up in DC. In fact, when I would do fundraising, I’d raise money for the Republican Party of Florida, we would do good, but if I did fundraising for me instead of for the party, we’d raise much more money, because they trust the people that they see doing the job,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis also tackled the subject of ballot harvesting and early voting in the wide-ranging interview.


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