With Democrats in control of both house of Congress and the White House, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is sure to have its hands full over the next few years. Instead of supporting a Republican president and his policies now, the RNC is shifting its goal to align with keeping the new administration accountable. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says that the RNC has restructured to be ready to hold Democrats accountable in real-time.
Fox News reports:
McDaniel highlighted that the RNC’s research and communications departments have transitioned to a full-scale rapid response and research operation “to expose the Biden White House and hold Democrats accountable.”
The chair said that some executive orders issued in the first days of the Biden administration are already giving the GOP ammunition.
“I think we’ve shown that this week even, with the elimination of the Keystone Pipeline and the thousands of jobs that’s going to cost. Things like taking credit for Operation Warp Speed when President Trump obviously put that into place,” McDaniel argued. “And we’re going to make sure that we’re pushing back on nominees or extreme policies that are coming out of this administration.
“We foresee making sure that the voters in some of these key states recognize what Biden is doing versus what he said on the campaign trail,” said McDaniel, who was unanimously reelected earlier the month to another two-year term steering the national party committee thanks to endorsements from Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top two Republicans in Congress.
McDaniel is hoping the approach will pay off big time come next year’s midterm elections as Republicans attempt to take back the House and Senate.