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Michigan's Ronna McDaniel Thanks Trump for His Support -- And Oh Yes, Condemns Capitol Violence

January 13, 2021, 4:12 PM by  Allan Lengel

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Ronna McDaniel: "Remain peaceful." (Photo: Twitter)

Ronna Romney McDaniel, who lives in Northville, gave a shoutout Tuesday to President Trump, who is increasingly reaching pariah status.  

"I am proud to share with you that I have been unanimously re-elected to run the Republican National Committee for the 2022 Election Cycle," she wrote in an email to Republicans. "I want to thank President Trump and our entire Party for continuing to place their trust in me."

Then, realizing that applauding Trump without any qualifiier looks bad right now, she fired off another email to Republican devotees Wednesday, shortly before the House impeached him a second time.

"Violence has no place in our politics. Period. I wholly condemned last week’s senseless acts of violence, and I strongly reiterate the calls to remain peaceful in the weeks ahead," she wrote.

"The peaceful transition of power is one of our nation’s founding principles and is necessary for our country to move forward. Now is the time to come together as one nation, united in the peaceful pursuit of our common democratic purpose."

Of course, McDaniel was careful not to blame Trump for last Wednesday's violence on Capitol Hill. 

In recent weeks, she's been accused of pushing Trump's fraudulent election narrative even though Republican insiders say she disbelieved it.

McDaniel helped deliver Michigan to Trump in 2016, but fell far short of repeating that in 2020.

To show her loyalty to Trump, she agreed to drop the "Romney" in her name when taking the RNC job. The RNC website has her listed as Ronna McDaniel, even though she previously used Ronna Romney McDaniel.

Trump is not a fan of her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney, the only Republican who voted last year to convict Trump in the Senate after after the impeachment hearing. 



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