Former President Trump has recommended North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley to replace RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel after the South Carolina Primary.
Trump is pushing for Whatley due to his efforts regarding election fraud in 2020.
Whatley has experience in GOP leadership and legal roles.
Trump met with McDaniel and suggested changes at the RNC after the South Carolina GOP presidential primary.
“Ronna is now Head of the RNC, and I’ll be making a decision the day after the South Carolina Primary as to my recommendations for RNC Growth,” Trump said.
“If Trump continues to win primaries, most of the 168 will follow his lead whether he picks Whatley or someone else,” an RNC committee member said. “Maybe he’ll face heavy opposition from outside the committee, but not from within it.”
McDaniel addressed speculation about her potential departure and reaffirmed her commitment to RNC priorities.
“With a news cycle full of palace intrigue and speculation surrounding all of us, I want to take the time to reassure all of you that I am still hard at work as RNC Chairwoman and building a machine that will elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November,” McDaniel wrote.
“Day in and day out, we continue to hold Joe Biden and Democrats’ feet to the fire for their continued assaults on our freedoms and failures, on everything from the border crisis, Bidenomics, and skyrocketing crime. Myself and my staff are refusing to be distracted by the outside noise and we remain committed to our mission – rumors to the contrary are simply not true,” she said.
Any formal decisions at the RNC will be made after the South Carolina primary.