Former Trump campaign lawyer Harmeet Dhillon plans to run for RNC president


California Republican National Committee member Harmeet Dhillon is considering running for RNC president against three-term party leader Ronna McDaniel.

“Grassroots Republicans, donors and other RNC members have been reaching out to me since the midterm elections asking for changes in the Republican leadership,” Ms. Dhillon, who served as legal counsel to the Trump 2020 presidential campaign, said in a statement. “After successive and disappointing election cycles, I believe we owe it to our voters to have an honest dialogue about where our party is heading and what needs to change for us to win in 2024.”

She said: “Americans are seriously hurting and Republicans can only help if we win. I hope we can come together as the RNC after hearing from real Republican voters that they want — and demand — change, and I am seriously considering taking on this leadership challenge.

Ms. Dhillon is expected to announce her intention to challenge Ms. McDaniel on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, a source within the California GOP and close to Dhillon told The Washington Times.

“Are you concerned about the leadership of the Republican Party? If so, watch Tucker Carlson tonight where I’ll chat! she tweeted on Monday.

Ms. McDaniel, however, already has the support of at least 100 of the RNC’s 168 members, including state GOP chairs and national committee members, according to an endorsement letter circulated among members recently.

“Whether it’s finding a new, fair platform to debate our nominee, ensuring a successful nomination process, or hosting a convention for the next President of the United States, the RNC needs a proven leader,” said David Bossie, an RNC committee. member of Maryland. “A proven leader who understands that a healthy national party starts from the bottom. Ronna McDaniel is the leader we need.

The election of the president, decided by majority, will take place at the end of January in California during the annual winter meeting of the RNC.

Others have expressed interest in challenging Ms McDaniel.

Representative Lee Zeldin, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate of New York, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans need to explain to voters what they support, not just that they are against President Biden’s agenda.

He also wants to see Republicans spread their message to the deep blue Democratic regions of the country.

“I think that’s really important as we look forward to Republicans not only saying we’re against Joe Biden, there’s a lot to criticize the policies of the Democratic Party, but what are we standing for,” a- he declared.

“The work ethic is key, and making sure we’re not just going to the places where we do best to improve and increase Republican engagement and participation, but to go places where they don’t. haven’t seen Republicans in a very long time,” Mr. Zeldin said.

He plans to announce his intention to run for RNC president immediately after the Georgia Senate runoff on Tuesday.

“My priority here is that we need to send a message to everyone in Georgia. If you’re a Georgia voter, come out and vote for Herschel Walker on Tuesday, I don’t want to distract you from that,” he said. .

Last week, Mike Lindell, a strong ally of former President Donald Trump known as “MyPillow Guy”, announced that he would also run for president of the RNC.

Mr Lindell, who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election results, is being investigated by federal authorities for election tampering, and the FBI seized his phone in September. He says his bid for the RNC job was driven by supporters who urged him to do so.

“One of the big donors said to me, ‘Mike, everyone wants you to be the head of the RNC, some of them just don’t know it yet,'” the founder and CEO of MyPillow.



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