Patterico's Pontifications

2/14/2024

Another look at Trump’s Republican Party

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:31 pm



[guest post by Dana]

The current leader of the Republican Party makes no bones about it: a fellow election denier should fill Ronna McDaniel’s soon-to-be vacancy:

In pushing Michael Whatley as the next leader of the Republican National Committee, Donald Trump zeroed in on the North Carolina GOP chairman’s dedication to “election integrity,” baselessly suggesting he would ensure the 2024 race “can’t be stolen.”

SMDH. Every time Trump uses the word “integrity,” my eyeballs threaten to get stuck at the back of my head from such aggressive eye-rolling…

Whatley has faced criticism from some of his fellow Republicans, who believe that he “manufactured” his win as state party head. Of course there is irony:

“The next chair of the Republican Party is running on election integrity. His own election was called into question…” said Anderson Clayton, chairwoman of the North Carolina Democratic Party.

Anyway, this is yet another indicator of the direction Trump is taking the party. Oh, and let’s not forget that his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is the person he would like to see as the RNC co-chair. She’s made it clear what her priority will be:

“Every single penny will go to the No. 1 and the only job of the RNC – that is electing Donald J. Trump as president of the United States and saving this country,” she added.

P.S. By the way, a real concern about Trump taking over the RNC (and Lara Trump’s possible involvement), is that the committee may end up paying Trump’s ongoing legal fees.

—Dana


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