(TargetLiberty.org) – In a recent post on the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, Representative Matt Gaetz from Florida expressed his support for Kevin McCarthy, the former House Speaker from California, to become the next leader of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Gaetz praised McCarthy’s organizational skills and his ability to generate significant fundraising revenue, suggesting that McCarthy’s qualities would be well-received by the RNC Committee. Given the role of the RNC Chair does not involve setting policy, agendas, or negotiating with Democrats, Gaetz believes McCarthy would excel in this position.
During an appearance on Twitter Spaces, Gaetz further discussed his vision for transforming the RNC into a more streamlined organization focused solely on fundraising, without influencing the party’s policy direction.
Gaetz, known for his role in McCarthy’s removal as Speaker, has continued to publicly criticize McCarthy, even after his departure from the leadership position. Gaetz’s critique extended to McCarthy’s influence on the Republican majority in the House, sharing his views in various social media updates and interviews.
McCarthy, on the other hand, has hinted at the benefits of Gaetz’s absence from the GOP, questioning Gaetz’s commitment to conservative principles and his focus areas.
These exchanges come amidst speculation about the future leadership of the RNC, with current Chair Ronna McDaniel potentially stepping down after the South Carolina primary. Reports suggest dissatisfaction within the party regarding its direction and financial health as the 2024 election approaches. The RNC has stated that any decisions regarding leadership will be made post-South Carolina primary.
Former President Donald Trump also weighed in, anticipating changes at the RNC helm. While he commended McDaniel’s initial efforts, particularly in Michigan, he indicated that adjustments might be necessary moving forward.
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