RNC Chair McDaniel confident for 2024 after underwhelming election, won't comment on candidates
"We're not the messaging. That comes from the candidate, and that's up to them," McDaniel said.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel remains confident that the GOP will win in 2024 after an underwhelming election for the party last week, and she says she will not comment on candidates or their messaging strategies.
"I'm proud of the RNC, and I stand by what the RNC is doing," McDaniel said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press."
She said that the RNC appears to have increased voter turnout in several states last week and that it is doing more minority outreach and is in the middle of 70 election integrity lawsuits. "And I think it's instrumental in how we're going to win back the Senate, win the White House and keep the House in 2024," she said.
"We're not the messaging. That comes from the candidate, and that's up to them," she also said.
Host Kristen Welker further asked McDaniel about the RNC's messaging with regards to abortion.
McDaniel said she issued a memo to Republican candidates about the issue and said that "we have to talk compassionately" about the matter. She also said that the winning Republican message includes common sense abortion limitations, more pregnancy crisis centers and better adoption access.
Welker also asked McDaniel twice about her thoughts on comments from former President Donald Trump, who is running for the 2024 GOP nomination.
"Again, I am not going to comment on candidates and their campaign messaging," McDaniel said.
McDaniel is facing heavy criticism from Republicans after Democrats won several important races last week. Additionally, under her leadership, Republicans lost control of the U.S. House in 2018, the White House and the Senate in 2020 and overall underperformed in subsequent elections.