For the last few years BOTH have been AS ONE…..
We keep writing about the ex-President losing political ‘juice’….
Is THIS possible?
(This IS something then ‘party’ SHOULD be doing with question marks about Trump)….
Members here at the RNC’s winter meeting were cautious about offering Trump outward support, and both McDaniel and her lead challenger, Harmeet Dhillon — an RNC committeewoman from California and attorney whose law firm has represented Trump in recent years — have pledged to lead the party in a neutral manner, in accordance with RNC bylaws, as the primary season begins to heat up.
But some weren’t so certain that’d be the case, particularly with McDaniel’s re-election.
“If you look at our rules, we can individually support who we want to,” said Jonathan Barnett, an RNC committeeman from Arkansas who backed Dhillon. “The chair is not supposed to, but, I mean, that’s a joke. Because she has her job because of him. She may act like she’s saying she’s neutral but look at the appearance.”
Needless to say, how the RNC handles itself in 2024 could affect the primary. The party plays a key role in creating the primary framework, fundraising and debates. As Dhillon told reporters this week, potential candidates have expressed concerns to her about how the party may function in 2024 with Trump on the ticket.
Calling Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “a likely presidential candidate,” Dhillon said Friday that she spoke “not to him but a few others, and several of them echoed concerns about the independence of the party and the primary process.”
“I think just about everybody in this room, in the front of the room, in front of the velvet ropes, voted for President Trump twice,” she said. “But if the party is not perceived as a neutral body and a level playing field for all presidential candidates, that further disengages our voters.”…..
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