To tell the truth, since Ron McDaniel became chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have experienced losses in 2018, 2020, and 2022. There has been no red wave as anticipated, and we were heavily defeated last night in 2023.
I believe that our party needs to take responsibility for these failures. Ron, if you want to address the GOP voters tonight, you should look them in the eye and resign.
I will give you my allotted time to speak. Ronald McDaniel, the aforementioned chairwoman, is now joining us. Rona, we saw you approach re ramaswami directly at the end of the debate. Can you share what you said to him? Actually, that wasn’t me, Stuart. There must have been a lookalike.
I have heard the reports, but I didn’t speak to Vake. I haven’t spoken to him since his comments. My apologies. Listen, he’s at 4% and needs attention.
I have been telling Republicans that our focus should be on Joe Biden, the border, fentanyl, crime, and the terrible things happening in our country. The American people expect our party to provide solutions.
However, I stand by my record as RNC chair. I delivered Michigan for the first time in 30 years as the Michigan chair, and we recently regained control of the House under my leadership.
Additionally, in 2022, the RNC registered 4 million more Republican voters, which, based on turnout, would have secured the Electoral College. It’s true that we struggle with messaging.
Our candidates have lost their way on issues such as abortion. In Virginia, Democrats spent millions on abortion advertisements, and we failed to respond.
The same happened in Kentucky. The RNC doesn’t handle state races, being a federal committee, but we need to improve our messaging to combat lies and inaccuracies. We must not allow Democrats to define us. As a suburban woman, I understand this.
We need to address lies about denying life-saving care for miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies. If we ignore these lies, they become the truth.
The RNC is leading the way in messaging on this issue. We saw great messaging from many candidates on the stage last night, and we need to continue this in order to win in 2024. There have been reports that you encounter difficulties with candidates who do not always follow your advice or direction. Is that accurate? Yes, candidates have their own pollsters and campaign managers, and they craft their own messages.
However, as the suburban woman who leads the party, I reached out to candidates before the 2022 election. I, alongside Kellyanne Conway, stressed the importance of addressing adoption and pregnancy crisis centers, as these were significant issues for our party.
We needed to confront this topic head-on. If we ignore it, we will lose because Democrats will define us. Democrats hold extreme views on abortion, supporting it up until birth.