(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – In a blistering but also somewhat bizarre attack on the Republican National Committee, 2024 nomination candidate Vivek Ramaswamy accused the GOP’s governing body of overseeing a “party of losers” while calling for the resignation of its head, Ronna McDaniel.
During the recent GOP presidential primary debate, Ramaswamy sharply criticized the Republican National Committee’s track record under current leadership.
He was asked by the NBC News debate moderators to outline why he would be a better president than former President Donald Trump.
The candidate bypassed directly responding to a question comparing him with frontrunner Donald Trump. Instead, he focused his critique on RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and the party’s string of electoral disappointments.
“We’ve become a party of losers at the end of the day. Is it cancer?” Ramaswamy asked, as cited by National Review.
“The Republican establishment, let’s speak the truth. I mean, since Ronna McDaniel took over as chairwoman of the RNC in 2017, we have lost 2018, 2020, 2022. No red wave ever came. We got trounced last night in 2023. And I think that we have to have accountability in our party for that matter,” he argued.
He then shifted his attention to criticize the mainstream media, particularly pointing out Kristin Welker of “Meet the Press” for promoting the Russia collusion narrative, which he deemed debunked.
“Think about who’s moderating this debate. This should be Tucker Carlson, Joe Rogan, and Elon Musk. We’d have ten times the viewership. Asking questions that GOP primary voters actually care and bringing more people into our party,” Ramaswamy said.
“This is actually about you in the media and the corrupt media establishment; [I] ask you: the Trump-Russia collusion hoax that you pushed on this network for years. Was that real? Or was that Hilary Clinton made up disinformation?” he asked.
Ramaswamy’s remarks were met with applause from the audience at the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
In contrast to Ramaswamy’s approach, fellow candidates Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley directly answered the moderators’ initial questions.
DeSantis criticized Trump for not fulfilling his 2016 campaign promises, while Haley highlighted the substantial increase in national debt during Trump’s tenure.
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