The Republican party of Arizona (RPAZ) has called on the chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, to resign shortly after GOP lawmakers failed to win control of the Senate.
"Tonight, the Executive Committee of the RPAZ unanimously passed a resolution to support fresh and bold leadership as RNC Chair," the RPAZ said. "We challenge every state committee to meet and tell their RNC Members how they expect them to vote in January at the RNC reorganizational meeting."
The meeting is set to take place next month in southern California and will see the 168-strong RNC members vote on the next chair.
That defeat gave Democrats a 51-seat majority in the Senate, meaning Democrats now hold a majority and won't have to rely on Vice President Kamala Harris to serve as a tiebreaker for key legislative issues in the previously evenly divided chamber.
'New and Bold Leadership' NeededRPAZ, therefore, is calling on members of the RNC to elect "new and bold leadership" in the January 2023 meeting in an effort to "recast a courageous vision to contrast with the disastrous failing policies implemented by the Biden Administration."
McDaniel, who has been chair of the RNC since 2017, has said she plans to run for another term as RNC chair, despite a disappointing midterm election for Republicans.
She currently has endorsements from 101 RNC members, meaning she has enough votes to secure a fourth term.
However, the current RNC chair will also be fending off challenges from Harmeet Dhillon, a legal adviser to the Trump 2020 presidential campaign, and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Her announcement came shortly after McDaniel named her as co-chair of a committee reviewing the party's performance in the mid-term elections and planning for the 2024 election.
The Epoch Times has contacted McDaniel for comment.