NBC News To Fire Former RNC Chair

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel will reportedly be released by NBC News about one week after it was announced she would serve as a political analyst. The hiring of the former Republican Party head came amid significant criticism from NBC News and MSNBC personalities.

The network is expected to fire McDaniel in the next several days, including discussing the announcement itself. The former RNC chair is reportedly considering her legal options.

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki criticized McDaniel’s hiring, calling it a battle between “truth versus lies.” Psaki was hired by NBC News after serving in the Biden administration.

“You may have seen some news over the last few days about the hiring of former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel as an NBC News contributor, and some, mainly in the right-wing ecosystem, have made the comparison to others who have come from government or politics into the media, including me, and that is a comparison I felt like I had to address,” she said.

“The issue isn’t about ideology, it’s about basic truth,” said NBC News Chief Political Analyst Chuck Todd. “Those trying to make this a left-right issue are being intentionally dishonest. This is about whether honest journalists are supposed to lend their credibility to someone who intentionally tried to ruin ours.”

The former RNC chair decided to step down from the position amid ongoing criticism after a string of weaker-than-expected Republican showings in the 2018, 2020 and 2022 election.

The former Michigan Republican Party chief was recommended for the national position by former President Donald Trump after playing a major role in helping him win the state in 2016. However, by earlier this year Trump recommended that she step aside and allow for new leadership.

McDaniel said that she would step down from her position following the Michigan GOP presidential primary, which Trump won handily. After stepping down from the position a new RNC team was installed, including former North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump.

Lara Trump pledged the RNC’s support in aiding her father-in-law’s candidacy, calling it the most important mission of the committee.

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