On Wednesday morning, Republican New York Representative Lee Zeldin announced that he would not be seeking a nomination for chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Zeldin’s supporters have suggested that the representative seek leadership within the RNC after being defeated by incumbent New York governor Kathy Hochul in November.
Zeldin said he was “seriously considering” running for RNC chairman on Sunday, but said he would delay making a decision until after the Georgia senator’s runoff vote on Tuesday.
“McDaniel’s re-election is pre-scheduled, so she won’t be running for RNC chairmanship at this time, but that doesn’t mean she should run again,” Zeldin wrote early Wednesday. “Change is desperately needed, and as we rapidly approach the crucial elections – the 2024 presidential and congressional elections – our party is ready to step up to ensure reform and change. But the problem is that Chairman McDaniel’s re-election is not a question of the disappointing results of all elections during her tenure, including yesterday’s in Georgia. It seems to be already predetermined, as if it shouldn’t be a problem.”
“No matter what, I promise to do everything in my power to save the country,” Zeldin continued. “It’s time for the Republican Party to elect a new leader! It’s blood time!
Please read my full statement: pic.twitter.com/k9nHaG8GCT
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) December 7, 2022
By calling for new leadership in addition to improving fundraising and spending, focusing on ballot collection and efforts to electoral integrity, and smarter messaging at Democratic strongholds, Zeldin said he wanted to help the Republican Party. detailed the strategy.
He added: Republicans must do more to recruit candidates, manage campaigns, volunteer, and register to vote. ”
We have to do a much better job of telling you what we stand for, especially as Republicans, not just what we disagree with in relation to Joe Biden and the Democrats’ terrible policies. M. The way to get votes from Democrats and independent voters is not to act like a Democrat, but to be proud as a Republican and articulate why we stand for the positions we are most passionate about. That’s it. … It is the Republicans who have many of the ideas our country needs right now to have safer roads, rising economic mobility, better schools, freedom and preserving liberty, and more.
A representative from New York revealed that they are in talks with current RNC members to gauge their desire to change and improve the organization.
“It’s time for our party to reorganize, transform, and take back the president in 2024, increase the number of seats held by Republicans in Congress, and win the largest number of dissent votes in the nation.” Zeldin said. “But by design, there are major barriers to avoiding a change in leadership.”
“The better way forward is for Chairman McDaniel to listen to and respect the wishes of our party’s real grassroots voters and to allow the RNC to move forward with new leadership.” The greatest service to the Republican Party would be to make room for a new chairman.”