Former lawyer for President Donald Trump’s campaign, Harmeet Dhillon, said she will run for chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Dhillon confirmed the news while speaking with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
Asked if she plans to run for the RNC chair, Dhillon confirmed she was, revealing she decided to run for the position because “Republicans are tired of losing.” Dhillon added that the GOP leadership needs to be radically reshaped before Republicans can start winning again.
“Americans are seriously suffering, and Republicans can only help if we win,” said Dhillon. “I hope that we can unite as an RNC after hearing from actual Republican voters that they want – and demand – change, and I’m seriously considering stepping up to that leadership challenge.”
Dhillon is circulating the below letter to the RNC’s 168 members announcing her candidacy pic.twitter.com/cEBe3RhIYi
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Dhillon added that the Republican party has to realize that it has become a populist party and its base demands populist messages that speak to them. Dhillon told Carlson that she was hoping to gain the support of grassroots Americans who are not happy with the direction of the party and its leadership.
Since her announcement, Dhillon has gotten endorsement from prominent members of the Republican party including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Greene responded to one of Dhillon’s tweets where she detailed changes that the Republican party must make. Greene quoted the tweet and wrote, “Go Harmeet! Absolutely love it!”
According to the Daily Caller, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley and more than a hundred members of the RNC have signed on to a letter endorsing Dhillon.
“I am proud to join the nearly two-thirds of RNC members in endorsing her re-election and I look forward to working alongside her to strengthen our Party and country for the next two years,” Whatley said.
Dhillon is the current chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association, a position she has held since late 2021. She is also the former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, and a California member of the Republican National Committee.
Dhillon is not the only Trump ally running for RNC chair. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a hardcore supporter of President Trump, has also announced his candidacy for chair of the RNC Monday. Outgoing Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) is set to make an announcement stating his plan to run for RNC chair.
Should Zeldin decide to run, he will join Dhillon, Lindell and three-term party leader Ronna McDaniel in vying for RNC chair.