THE LINCOLN PROJECT STATEMENT ON RONNA ROMNEY MCDANIEL BECOMING RNC CHAIR
January 27, 2023 — The Lincoln Project released the following statement regarding Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel becoming RNC Chair:
“Ronna McDaniel’s victory today in the race for Chair of the Republican National Committee, is a victory for MAGA. Originally appointed by Trump, she is a weak leader who submits to MAGA’s whims to remain in power.
“No longer a fringe movement lurking in the shadows, MAGA now has complete ownership of the party apparatus. It has turned the GOP into an authoritarian nationalist cult obsessed with lurid conspiracy theories and fighting a weird culture war to roll back individual rights and destroy our democratic institutions.
“Anyone who believes that “normalcy” can return to the republican party deludes themselves. The Overton Window has shifted and there is no going back to a pre-Trump GOP that cares about governing and finding ways to better America.
“The chaos and dysfunction we saw with the election of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House is only a preview of coming attractions. Now that the whole of the party has aligned itself with the MAGA world-view, we can expect this disorder to play itself in communities and state capitals all over the nation. The division and chaos that comes from MAGA will only go away when MAGA has been soundly defeated.”
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