Ronna McDaniel announces her resignation from the Republican National Committee after Super Tuesday

The chair and her vice chair, Drew McKissick, will wait for the big date of the primaries to end before abandoning their responsibilities, weeks after Trump recommended changes in the party's leadership.

The president of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Ronna McDaniel, and her vice president, Drew McKissick, presented their resignation from the party leadership this Monday, which will take effect as of March 8, shortly after Super Tuesday. Weeks earlier, former President Trump and favorite candidate in the primaries called for changes in the party's leadership.

To replace McDaniel, Trump nominated North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley. Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of the former president, could become vice president in turn. McDaniel and McKissick's resignation announcements came this Monday through a statement published by the RNC.

Donald Trump met with McDaniel in mid-February at Mar-a-Lago. It was the same former president who elevated McDaniel to the position in 2016, after winning the election. McDaniel remained in office in 2019 and 2021. She won the presidency of the party with sufficient ease and with special support from the most centrist and moderate sectors of the Republican Party.

According to the New York Times, it was during the February meeting at Mar-a-Lago that McDaniel expressed to Trump his intention to leave the leadership of the RNC.

"It has been the honor and privilege of my life to serve the Republican National Committee for seven years as Chair to elect Republicans and grow our Party," McDaniel said in her farewell letter. "I have decided to step aside at our March 8 Spring Training in Houston to allow our candidate to elect a President of his choice." McKissick made his statement along the same lines as McDaniel.