Republican Leadership in 13th Congressional District Urges Removal Ahead of RNC Winter Meeting.
RALEIGH, North Carolina – January 27, 2024 – In a bold move, the Republican Party’s 13th Congressional District Executive Committee in North Carolina has issued a compelling call for a vote of no confidence against RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. This demand precedes the RNC Winter Meeting, scheduled from January 30 to February 3, 2024.
The North Carolina delegation to the RNC has been encouraged to propose a motion for a standing public vote among all 168 RNC voting members, aiming to oust the Chairwoman due to what they term as “gross incompetence.”
Since assuming leadership in 2017, McDaniel’s tenure has coincided with a series of electoral setbacks for the GOP, including losses in eight gubernatorial races, three Senate seats, 19 House seats, and a presidential race.
The committee’s letter outlines concerns over what they perceive as “incompetence,” citing wasteful spending and Republican defeats in key elections. Notably, McDaniel is accused of violating RNC Rule 11 by prematurely declaring a presumptive 2024 presidential nominee.
Financial mismanagement is another focal point, with FEC filings revealing substantial expenditures under McDaniel’s leadership. These include $80,000 on alcohol-related expenses, $750,000 on floral arrangements, $1.3 million on limousines and chauffeur services, $3.1 million on private jet services, and $17.1 million on donor gifts. Approximately $400,000 was reportedly spent on entertainment, including significant amounts at Madison Square Garden, Broadway shows, and Top Golf locations across multiple states.
The Gateway Pundit reported that the RNC is considering opening a credit line to compensate for dismal recent fundraising levels.
With donations to the Republican Party reaching an 8-year low under McDaniel’s leadership, the 13th District Committee expresses no tolerance for “frivolous spending” coupled with “abysmal performance.”
As the 2024 election cycle approaches, the committee’s urgent message is clear: the stakes are too high for the party to risk further losses under the current leadership.
Supported by similar demands from District 11, the call for a vote of no confidence represents the united voices of 24 out of 100 counties in North Carolina. The committee’s message concludes with a stark warning: “Ignore us at your peril!”
This compelling call for a vote of no confidence against Ronna McDaniel highlights growing discontent within the North Carolina GOP, citing concerns over financial management and electoral setbacks. As the RNC Winter Meeting approaches, the stakes are high for the party’s leadership.
North Carolina GOP Leaders Applaud Governor Abbott’s Border Security Measures Amid Biden Administration’s Failure
In a resounding show of support for Governor Greg Abbott’s unwavering commitment to border security, leaders of the North Carolina GOP Congressional District released a joint statement today. Chairman Roger Farina and Vice Chairman Michael Magnanti expressed their deep concern over what they perceive as President Biden’s failure to address the critical issues at the U.S. southern border.
Farina and Magnanti underscored the urgent need for a secure border, citing its crucial role in addressing challenges such as illegal immigration, terrorism, human trafficking, and the influx of dangerous drugs like fentanyl. They criticized the Biden administration’s decision to keep the border open, asserting that it has led to a dire situation not only in Texas but also impacting North Carolina.
During a firsthand observation of the border crisis in Eagle Pass, Texas, Lukeville, and Sasabe, Arizona, Chairman Farina witnessed alarming scenes—infants being carried across the Rio Grande, drug packages scattered, and identification from multiple countries. Migrants from Latin America, Chad, Senegal, Sudan, and Pakistan shared their harrowing journeys through Morocco, Spain, and Colombia. A migrant family traveling from Phoenix to Charlotte, NC, highlighted the direct impact of the border crisis on the nation and North Carolina.
The leaders commended Governor Abbott for his steadfast leadership, praising his commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding Texas and the entire nation. The statement emphasized the importance of decisive action to mitigate the challenges posed by an open border.
In a separate resolution, the North Carolina GOP Congressional District called for the replacement of Ronna McDaniel as the RNC Chairman. Citing McDaniel’s leadership during the GOP’s loss of control in 2020 and subsequent underperformance in 2022 and 2023, grassroots Republicans expressed a loss of trust in her ability to address deficiencies in fundraising, fiscal management, messaging, get-out-the-vote efforts, and election integrity operations.
The resolution pointed to FEC filings since 2017, revealing wasteful spending by the RNC on alcohol-related expenses, floral arrangements, limousines, private jet services, and gifts for donors. The resolution proposed several viable replacement candidates and called for an immediate leadership change at the RNC to prepare for an effective 2024 campaign strategy, ultimately urging McDaniel to resign to position President Donald Trump for the 2024 Presidency.
Another resolution addressed the opening of Republican Party primaries to unaffiliated voters in North Carolina, expressing opposition to the move that removes the authority of political parties to close their primaries. The resolution argued that permanently open primaries would diminish conservative influence, result in more moderate candidates, and limit the growth of the Republican Party. The GOP declared a moratorium on financial contributions to the NCGOP until the provision is reversed, encouraging donors to contribute directly to candidates.
A strong resolution of support for Israel was also passed, condemning Hamas’ unprovoked war on Israel in October 2023 and expressing solidarity with the nation. The GOP reaffirmed Israel’s right to self-defense, mourned the lives lost, and urged the enforcement of U.S. laws to prevent foreign assistance from benefiting adversaries of Israel.
The final resolution supported North Carolina Senate Bill 739, combating discrimination, particularly anti-Semitism, and urging legislators to pass the bill to protect citizens from hateful acts.
These resolutions reflect the North Carolina GOP’s stance on critical issues, from border security and party leadership to international relations and protection against discrimination. The resolutions highlight the party’s commitment to conservative values and a strong America.