GOP debate: Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy argue over high heels
Presidential candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Nikki Haley have turned part of the GOP debate into a debate over heel size.
WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel fired back at Republican Party 2024 nominee Vivek Ramaswamy for criticizing him over the party’s string of poor election results, saying the biotech entrepreneur ” was just looking for the headlines.”
“Last time I checked, I wasn’t running for president,” McDaniel said Sunday in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He’s at 4%, he’s looking for headlines.”
Ramaswamy lashed out at McDaniel and called for her to resign during the third Republican presidential debate Wednesday, blaming her for failing to attract more voters and calling the GOP the “party of losers.”
“Since Ronna McDaniel took over as chair of the RNC in 2017, we’ve lost 2018, 2020, 2022 – no red wave… We were beaten last night in 2023. And I think we need accountability within our left.” ” Ramaswamy said, pointing to the GOP’s latest defeats in this year’s off-year elections.
Ramaswamy doubled his attacks later, publication on X, formerly Twitter, “Ronna should resign. This shouldn’t be controversial.
McDaniel brushed off Ramaswamy’s remarks and said Republicans should instead focus on defeating President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.
“We should be pitting Democrats against each other, not against each other,” McDaniel said, noting that intra-party fighting has also extended beyond the presidential race, referring to the ouster of the party’s former chairman, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
“This circular firing squad, this attack on other Republicans like we saw with Kevin McCarthy, like we saw time and time again, it hurts us. And we have a map in 2024 where we can win the White House, take back the Senate and win the House,” she said.