Conservative attorney Harmeet Dhillon reportedly said she plans on challenging Ronna McDaniel for Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee.
Dhillon, whose resume includes her service as former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party and her expertise on civil liberties, has been allegedly meeting with RNC members in preparation for a bid to unseat McDaniel in the coming days.
“After three successive terms of underwhelming results at the polls for the GOP, all the while with leaders congratulating ourselves for outstanding performance, I feel that we owe it to our voters to have a serious debate about the leadership of the party and what we must change to actually win in 2024,” Dhillon said in a statement to Politico.
Rumors of Dhillon’s prospective run come after former New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has said he would consider running — and Mercedes Schlapp, a former top Trump White House official who is the wife of American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, has also considered running for the position.
Dhillon said in her statement that “tens of thousands of Republicans have contacted me in recent weeks about the future of the party, demanding that we make changes in order to fulfill our only function of electing Republicans nationally.”
McDaniel recently told committee members she would run for reelection to lead the party through the 2024 presidential election based on the feedback from her support, many of whom reached out to her to continue leading the committee.
The chairwoman has not responded to requests for comment about Dhillon’s possible bid.
RNC members will hold a vote to determine the chairmanship at the committee’s annual winter meeting held at the beginning of the year in Dana Point, California.
MyPillow founder Mike Lindell also said he would consider running for chair of the 168 member-committee. He is currently fighting a defamation lawsuit, filed by Dominion Voting Systems after Lindell claimed that the company rigged machines in the 2020 election in favor of President Joe Biden. Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in damages.