Bye-Bye Ronna

( – In a development allegedly seeing Donald Trump have his way, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has announced her resignation after holding the job for seven years, during which she was widely considered an ally of the former president.

Since 2017, McDaniel has led the RNC, backed initially by former President Donald Trump.

Despite this support, her tenure has been scrutinized due to multiple defeats the Republican Party faced in elections, The Daily Caller points out in a report.

There have been reports that Trump had asked McDaniel to resign.

On Monday, McDaniel announced her resignation effective March 8.

“I have decided to step aside at our Spring Training on March 8 in Houston to allow our nominee to select a Chair of their choosing,” according to a statement she made to NBC News.

“The RNC has historically undergone change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition,” she added.

Previously, on February 6, McDaniel hinted at her eventual departure from the position.

She is related to Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah — the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a known critic of Trump — and had gone by “Romney-McDaniel” in the past.

During her leadership, the RNC initiated the “Bank Your Vote” program to promote early voting among Republicans and actively engaged in litigation and other measures to safeguard election integrity, especially in states governed by Democrats.

Two weeks prior to her resignation announcement, on February 12, Trump endorsed Michael Whatley, the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, as her successor and proposed his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, for the co-chair position.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Lara Trump expressed her commitment to maintaining early voting initiatives and election integrity efforts.

In her resignation announcement, McDaniel listed her key achievements.

“Some of my proudest accomplishments include firing Nancy Pelosi, winning the popular vote in 2022, creating an Election Integrity Department, building the committee’s first small dollar grassroots donor program, strengthening our state parties through our Growing Republican Organizations to Win program, expanding the Party through minority outreach at our community centers, and launching Bank Your Vote to get Republicans to commit to voting early.”

Additionally, Drew McKissick, McDaniel’s co-chair at the RNC and the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, also announced his resignation from the RNC.