(DailyVantage.com) – Biotech businessman and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has a ways to go if he wants to catch up with former president Donald Trump’s frontrunning poll numbers, but it seems the outspoken entrepreneur has chosen to go after a different opponent.
Ramaswamy is currently feuding with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, whom he called on to resign at the most recent Republican primary presidential debate.
“We have to have accountability in our party,” Ramaswamy told the audience, as he pointed to McDaniel as the reason for the GOP’s loss of its “red wave”. He pointed out that since her appointment as chair of the RNC in 2017, Republicans have generally been on the losing end of things in “2018, 2020, and 2022.” Apparently not content with his statement during the debate, he followed up on social media afterward, posting that it “shouldn’t be controversial” and that “Ronna (McDaniel) should resign.”
Ramaswamy added that many fellow Republicans “complain of Ronna Romney McDaniel’s leadership, or lack thereof,” and called for the appointment of Drew McKissick, the RNC’s co-chair and chairman of the GOP’s South Carolina chapter, as interim RNC chairman.
As for her part, McDaniel has expressed a mutual dislike of Ramaswamy, reportedly calling him an “*******, total *******” as she sat on the sidelines of the Republican primary presidential debate. The RNC has denied the report, however.
That’s not to say, however, that McDaniel has taken the presidential candidate’s comments sitting down. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the RNC chairwoman fired back, saying that Ramaswamy was simply “looking for headlines,” owing to his poor showing of “4%” support in polls. Poll aggregator FiveThirtyEight puts Ramaswamy’s support among Republican voters at 5.3% on average, putting him in fourth place, behind former president Trump (56.6%), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (14.0%), and former South Carolina governor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (8.7%).
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