Major Shakeup Rocks The RNC

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( – On Monday, the Republican National Committee’s new leadership team, which had been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, started to push for the removal of dozens of officials. 

The sources have claimed that around 60 RNC staffers currently working in various departments of the committee, including the political, data, and communications departments had been asked to resign. This included several senior staff members. 

The move had occurred after the Trump campaign had taken operational control over the committee. The new leadership is looking to unify some of the RNC parts with the 2024 presidential campaign of the former President. 

Trump had selected North Carolina Republican chair Michael Whatley and his daughter-in-law Lara Trump to serve as the RNC chair and co-chair respectively. The two were confirmed on Friday unanimously during an RNC general session in Houston, Texas. 

Whatley is the replacement for former chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who had also been selected by Trump to be the head of the national committee after he had won in the 2016 presidential election. McDaniel’s decision to step down from the committee comes after Trump had repeatedly pushed for the committee to make changes after last year’s subpar fundraising. 

Trump had also expressed opposition to the presidential primary debates organized by the committee, which he opted to skip. 

On Friday during his speech, Whatley had promised that he would be collaborating closely with the former President’s campaign. 

Trump campaign adviser Chris LaCivita was also appointed as the RNC chief of staff. LaCivita, who is another Trump ally, had argued that the changes would transform the RNC.

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