The Alabama Republican Party steering committee voted no confidence in RNC leader Ronna McDaniel Monday in the latest challenge to the GOP leader.
“We believe that RNC leadership needs a new vision for future elections,” ALGOP said in a statement. “We believe that the RNC needs to make defending the American people and their God-given rights and freedom a priority. We believe that the Republican Party needs to stand strong for the party platform, and the principles that made this country great. We believe that the RNC needs fresh, new leadership who can inspire and lead grassroots Republicans to victory.
”For these reasons, the Alabama Republican Party’s Steering Committee cannot support or endorse Ronna McDaniel for RNC Chair and declare our vote of no-confidence in her leadership. We encourage all RNC members across the country to support new leadership at the RNC Winter Meeting.”
McDaniel has served as the leader of the national party at a time when the party lost both the Senate and the White House. The midterm elections were widely considered to be a disappointment for Republicans, many of who predicted a “red wave” that didn’t materialize.
McDaniel is being challenged by Harmeet Dhillon, who represented Donald Trump in lawsuits related to the 2020 election.
McDaniel needs the support of 84 voters, half the RNC members, and appears to have those votes right now. An endorsement letter circulating last month included the signatures of 107 RNC members backing McDaniel.