(JustPatriots.com)- The Republicans are moving on to the next battle now that the campaign for Speaker of the House has ended.
Ronna McDaniel, now chairwoman of the RNC, is campaigning to retain her position. However, many conservatives call for a shift in the party’s leadership.
The Republican parties in Alabama and Louisiana are the most recent to join the fight. There is a growing rebellion among GOP activists at the state and local level in the Sunbelt. This uprising represents an existential threat for McDaniel, or at the very least, a noisy annoyance.
After three unsuccessful elections, state parties from Arizona to Florida are either passing votes of no confidence in McDaniel or considering doing so to seek new leadership.
The Deep South, specifically Alabama and Louisiana, is where the most recent symptoms of the uprising have been spotted. This week, state parties censured McDaniel after Republican rank-and-file members made their displeasure known. On Tuesday, Roger Villere Jr., a member of the Republican National Committee from Louisiana (who backs McDaniel’s competitor Harmeet Dhillon for the head of the party), acknowledged that the Louisiana Republican Party had passed an anti-McDaniel resolution at his urging on Saturday.
As Villere put it, the grassroots movement is “firmly supporting a change.”
“The grassroots is firmly supporting a change. Every vote, every call, every day, I hear from people who want someone other than Ronna. We’ve had three cycles where we’ve underachieved significantly, and it’s just time,” said Villere.
On Monday, the Alabama Republican Party announced that the steering committee for the party had lost faith in McDaniel and was pushing “RNC members around the country” to vote against her.
Republican lawyer Harmeet Dhillon is the most formidable opponent at this point.
There is not a significant amount of backing for Ronna McDaniel among Republican voters.
People are eager for a new beginning. The RNC ought to take heed.