GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has initiated a new campaign to remove Ronna Romney McDaniel from her position as chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Ramaswamy’s campaign has introduced FireRonna.com, a petition urging the dismissal of McDaniel.
The petition aims to gather support from “grassroots conservatives” in endorsing Ramaswamy’s call for McDaniel’s resignation.
This move comes one week after the presidential candidate urged the RNC leader to step down during the third primary debate.
In his opening statement at the third presidential debate, Ramaswamy labeled the Republican Party the “party of losers” under McDaniel’s leadership, as reported by Slay News. He went on to express that he would gladly yield his time to the chair if she chose to resign, eliciting cheers from the enthusiastic crowd.
“I am sick and tired of this Republican Establishment that has made us a party of losers,” Ramaswamy said in a press release.
“Where is the accountability for years of losing: 2018, 2020, 2022, and now 2023?
“On the debate stage, I called on Ronna Romney McDaniel to resign.
“Now, I’m asking grassroots conservatives across the nation to join me so she can feel the power of the people.
“It’s time to stop the culture of surrender and losing. Resign, Ronna!”
Lester Holt from NBC initiated the opening of the third presidential debate by querying each presidential candidate about why they believed they should be the Republican nominee.
Instead of taking the predictable route of criticizing the front-runner, President Donald Trump, Ramaswamy utilized his time to criticize the corporate media, condemn the GOP establishment, and call out McDaniel.
“Since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have lost 2018, 2020, 2022 – no red wave,” Ramaswamy began.
“We got trounced last night in 2023.
“And I think that we have to have accountability in our party.”
He further stated that he would yield his time on the stage to McDaniel if she chose to step down from the RNC.
Ramaswamy also criticized the RNC’s choice to have NBC host the third presidential debate.
He contended that Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Tucker Carlson would be more suitable hosts for the debates, rather than figures from the liberal corporate media.
The moderators for the evening included Holt, NBC’s Kristen Welker, and Salem Radio News’ Hugh Hewitt.
A spokesperson from the RNC had previously stated that the RNC does not select the moderators; it is the outlets hosting the debates that make that decision.
“Think about who’s moderating this debate, this should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, Elon Musk,” Ramaswamy asked.
“We’d have ten times the viewership, asking questions the GOP primary voters actually care about and bringing in more people to our party.
“We got Kristen Welker here, you think the Democrats would actually hire Greg Gutfeld to host a Democratic debate?”
“The fact of the matter, and Kristen I’m gonna use this time ’cause this is actually about you and the media and the corrupt media establishment, ask you the Trump-Russia collusion hoax that you pushed on this network for years — was that real?
“Or was that Hillary Clinton made up disinformation?” he continued.
“Answer the question. Go,” he asserted as the audience went wild.
I’m sick and tired of this Republican Establishment that has made us a party of losers. Where is the accountability for years of losing: 2018, 2020, 2022 and now last night? I’m calling on @GOPChairwoman to resign tonight. pic.twitter.com/8hxVqWGlwL
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 9, 2023