Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Michael Whatley as Republican National Committee chair and his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as co-chair.
The news comes as Ronna McDaniel, the current chair of the Republican National Committee, and Trump have discussed the possibility of her resigning, according to multiple people familiar with their conversation.
However, the RNC issued its own statement following Trump’s endorsement of new party leadership with a statement that Chairwoman McDaniel would not step down from her post or announce future plans until after the South Carolina GOP primary on Feb. 24.
“Chairwoman McDaniel has been on the road helping elect Republicans up and down the ballot and she will continue working hard to beat Biden this fall. Nothing has changed, and there will be no decision or announcement about future plans until after South Carolina,” the RNC spokesperson said in a statement.
Trump announced the news in a statement Monday night.
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