Republican National Committee chairman Ronna McDaniel promised her party would work with President Joe Biden if they win control of Congress in the two-day midterm elections.
In a speech to CNN’s State of the Union address on Sunday, McDaniel also refuted questions about GOP-driven election denial by referring to times when Democrats such as Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams also questioned the legitimacy of American races.
Looking ahead to the 2024 election, McDaniel declined to say whether Donald Trump is ready to announce his White House candidacy — but gave a clear answer to whether the RNC would continue to pay its many legal bills — more than $2 .3 million of which the organization has paid so far.
“We can’t pay legal bills for a candidate who has been announced,” McDaniel said. “So these are accounts that come out of the Letitia James lawsuit that started when he was president. Our executive committee voted for our former president that this was a politically motivated investigation. And that’s what it was for.’
However, she suggested that Trump would have no problem paying for them herself, adding: “Right now he is the former president who is being attacked from all sides with lawsuits. And he certainly raised more from the RNC than we spent on these accounts.”
It comes at a time when the Democrat-driven wave of momentum seems to have subsided, with polls suggesting most voters’ main concern is the economy.
Republican National Committee chairman Ronna McDaniel expressed confidence in taking back the House of Representatives and Senate in Tuesday’s interim term.
The latest analysis from RealClearPolitics says the GOP is expected to have at least 228 seats after Tuesday’s election, while the Democrats are likely to win 174.
That means that even if they win the races ranked as 34 toss-ups, they still aren’t enough of the 218 members needed for a majority.
In the Senate, the analysis shows Republicans have a clearer path to winning the majority, but neither party has 50 safe seats.
The GOP is expected to win 48 states, and the Democrats are expected to retain 44. Less than a week ago, Republicans were poised to win four seats for a decisive Senate majority of 54. It’s proof of how close November 8 is expected to be. to be.
“I think we’re going to take back the House and the Senate,” McDaniel said on Sunday.
When asked if that ruling majority would be more than a “roadblock” for Biden, McDaniel promised: “We have to [be]. We must work on behalf of the American people.”
“I don’t live in Washington, DC, I live in Michigan. I talk to people every day. I talk to restaurant owners who are desperate for work. I’m talking to families, including mine, who are dealing with these educational deficits and our children are being locked up,” the RNC chairman said.
When asked about the GOP election denial, McDaniel shot back, “Well, I’d say the same thing to Stacey Abrams, right, or Hillary Clinton, who already says we’re going to manipulate the election in 2024. That’s not handy’
McDaniel also said the RNC would stop paying Trump’s legal bills against New York Attorney General Letitia James if he declares his run for president
‘They really want the government to function.’
The bipartisan source ran dry as McDaniel grilled out the myriad Republican candidates who cast doubt on the 2020 election results in a bid to win Trump’s favor — and some, like Arizona governor hopeful Kari Lake, who isn’t outright would say if they have a loss on election day.
It comes after Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson, locked in his own unexpectedly tight race against a left-wing challenger, said when asked if he’d accept the results, however they fell, “I really hope I can do it. But I can’t predict what the Democrats were up to.”
Host Dana Bash asked, “So, simple yes or no, should Republican candidates, Ron Johnson, all accept the election results?”
“Well, I’d say the same to Stacey Abrams, right, or Hillary Clinton, who already says we’re going to manipulate the election in 2024. That’s not convenient,” McDaniel replied.
“Listen, you should have a recount. You should have a canvas. And it goes to court, and then everyone has to accept the results. That’s how it should be.’
She added that there are “real problems” with elections, and “everyone should be able to deal with that.”
“And I think eventually Ron Johnson and Stacey Abrams will accept the results when all their options are exhausted,” McDaniel said.