Republican Vows To Take RNC Chair’s Job

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Harmeet Dhillon, a California attorney, is making her case to members of the Republican National Congress about why she should be selected to replace current chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

Dhillon sent an email to members — obtained by Politico Playbook — canvassing for support ahead of the vote for RNC chairperson on Friday (January 27).

Dhillon will be joined on the ballot by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and current chairperson McDaniel, who will have the chance to win over members’ support during candidate forums scheduled for Wednesday (January 25) and Thursday (January 26).

In her email to members, Dhillon shared the changes she would make if she held one of the most influential positions in the GOP.

She explained that she and her husband would move to the country’s political center — Washington, D.C. — enabling her to rebuild relationships with GOP donors. She also asserted she would involve more members in how funds are distributed and wouldn’t be as involved in “recruit[ing] candidates into regional and officer leadership races.”

Instead, Dhillon asserted “that every RNC member should have a chance to step up to leadership positions.”

And that the ability to do so shouldn’t be precipitated by “fear that the chair or people acting on her behalf, will interfere with the race.”

Many of the promises Dhillon made were jabs at the current chairwoman, who has been criticized for her performance leading the RNC in her three terms holding that role.

Under McDaniel’s leadership, Republicans didn’t take the House in 2018, nor did they reclaim it in 2020, when the GOP lost the Senate and Presidency, and finally, in 2022, couldn’t flip the Senate.