The Republican National Committee (RNC) has been under the leadership of Ronna Romney McDaniel since January of 2017. During McDaniel’s time as RNC Chair, Republicans lost the House in 2018, followed by the White House and Senate in 2020. Last November the party won a very narrow majority in the House but failed to win the Senate in what was supposed to be a Red Wave.
The Party continues to underperform with McDaniel at the helm. Across the country, many state Republican Party leaders are pushing to oust McDaniel in favor of Harmeet Dhillon. Ronna McDaniel is facing criticism for her failing leadership in using DC as its power base. In contrast, Dhillon wants to change how the party traditionally conducts business by making the grassroots the heart of the organization.
Wisconsin Republicans recently changed State leadership, so it only makes sense to support a change in leadership at the RNC, unfortunately, the RPW has been eerily quiet around the state. Does this silence mean our leaders embrace the status quo, at a time when change is so desperately needed?
Well, there seems to be more than meets the eye in of all places, Dane County, but we would never know because we are hearing nothing but crickets. Transparency for party leaders at the County level is so important in order to keep the membership informed of major decisions, especially ones that may have national implications.
Sadly, it seems that Dane County Republican Charman, Scott Grabins does not support Transparency. One would think so since the Dane County Republican Party is completely silent on a resolution the Executive Committee passed On December 27; three weeks ago.
The Executive Committee passed a MAJOR resolution to urge Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman, Brian Schimming and its two National Committee Representatives, Tom Schreible, and Maripat Krueger to support Harmeet Dhillon to replace McDaniel as Chairman of the RNC.
Dhillon strongly supports efforts to expand things like Republican ballot harvesting and Absentee voting, all things that Brian Schimming has loudly voiced support for, so, why the silence?
This makes me wonder if the passed resolution was even brought to Schimming’s attention by Chairman Grabins. After all, he didn’t even have the decency to let the membership know. Why the lack of transparency? Is there something Grabins doesn’t want people to know?
It’s time for Grabins to make the entire resolution public, and also to make the actual vote public. Members have the right to know if their Chairman, who has a challenger, supports change and a new direction for the national party, or if supports the status quo.
Will Grabins have the intestinal fortitude to make it public? We shall see.
As for the rest of Wisconsin’s County Party leadership, where are you? Dane County cannot be the only County supporting this resolution. MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!
Time is running out, the RNC election will be held on January 27 in Dana Point, CA, where only RNC members can vote for its officers.