Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is taking his feud with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to the next level by launching FireRonna.com.
Following the third GOP debate where Ramaswamy called the Republican Party the “party of losers” under McDaniel’s leadership, the petition is calling “grassroots conservatives” to rally and demand that she resign.
“I am sick & 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 2023? A week ago on the GOP 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. Add your name to the list http://FireRonna.com,” Ramaswamy wrote on X.
I am sick & 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 2023? A week ago on the GOP Debate stage, I called on Ronna Romney McDaniel to resign. Now, I’m asking grassroots…
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) November 15, 2023
When Ramaswamy was asked during the debate why he deserved to be the Republican nominee instead of former President Trump, he used the opportunity to call out McDaniel in epic fashion.
“Since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have lost 2018, 2020, 2022 – no red wave … We got trounced last night in 2023. And I think that we have to have accountability in our party,” he remarked.
“For that matter, Ronna, if you wanna come onstage tonight, you wanna look the GOP voters in the eye and tell ’em you resign, I will turn over my — yield my time to you,” Ramaswamy added.
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
Ironically, McDaniel clapped back at Ramaswamy during an interview on CNN. She sneered that he was just “looking for headlines.”
“Last I checked, I wasn’t running for president,” McDaniel quipped. “He’s at 4%, he’s looking for headlines.”
“I’m going to say what I’ve been saying to Republicans all along. Our headlines should be about Joe Biden, the border, fentanyl, crime, terrible things that are happening in this country that the American people are looking to our party for solutions. But I also will stand by my record as RNC chair,” she told Fox News.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
A number of Republicans who spoke with the Daily Caller found Ramaswamy’s debate comments “inappropriate” and “unfair.” They rushed to the defense of McDaniel.
“The comments from Vivek last night were unfair. Ronna is doing an amazing job uniting our party and working to make [President] Joe Biden a one-term president. She is the exact right person to chair the committee in this moment.” Nevada GOP Chairman Michael J. McDonald commented in a statement given earlier to the Daily Caller.
“No one fights harder to get Republicans elected all over this country than Chairman McDaniel,” California GOP Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson declared in a statement to the Daily Caller. “The infrastructure she has built and implemented is the strongest in our party’s history, including early and unprecedented investments into California. She’s the leader we need to help Republicans take back the White House, flip the Senate, and hold the House next year.”
Ronna McDaniel and Kristen Welker undergo a mutual therapy session after getting smoked by Vivek at the RNC debate. pic.twitter.com/sFnIaxqQk2
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 12, 2023
The young GOP firebrand reamed the RNC itself for its choice of debate venue and host.
“Ramaswamy also blasted the RNC’s decision to allow NBC to host the third presidential debate. The RNC chose the outlet, alongside Salem Radio News and the Republican Jewish Coalition,” the Daily Caller noted.
“The moderators of the evening were Holt, NBC’s own Kristen Welker as well as Salem Radio News’ Hugh Hewitt. An RNC spokesperson has previously told the Daily Caller that the RNC does not choose the moderators but the outlets hosting do,” the Daily Caller added.
Vivek Ramaswamy joined me today and explained when he soured on Ronna McDaniel and an insane story about what really happened between him and Ronna the morning of the GOP Debate. Watch
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 14, 2023
Ramaswamy didn’t hesitate to name names of those better suited to moderate a Republican debate.
“Think about who’s moderating this debate, this should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, Elon Musk. 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?” he asked.
“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? Answer the question. Go,” Ramaswamy challenged during the debate.
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