In November, Republican National Committee members were reportedly angered by Trump after he was seen at his Mar-A-Lago home with rapper Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist. They called on the committee chair to denounce his actions.
In private emails, which were sent to all members of the committee at the end of November, several members expressed their frustration with Trump and his dinner with West and his associates. They also called on the committee chair to publicly criticize the president.
The messages were sent from a thread that began with a message from Richard Porter, the committee's national committeeman. He thanked his colleagues for their efforts.
In an email sent to his colleagues, Porter thanked them for their efforts and said he was thankful to be working with them. He also thanked the other people in the country who were working to stop the hate speech and anger.
The conversation then turned to West and his dinner with Trump, which took place days earlier.
"In response to the report, Bill Palatucci, a member of the committee, said that he was surprised by Porter's message. He also criticized the president for his actions and lack of judgment. Palatucci called on Republican leaders to denounce Trump's behavior."
Some of the messages criticized the actions of Ronna McDaniel, the committee's chairman. They also called out her for not reacting to the situation.
"In one of the messages, Oscar Brock, a member of the committee from Tennessee, criticized the response of Ronna. He called out her for not denouncing the president's actions and inviting neo-Nazis and white supremacists to dinner."
Fox News' Laura Ingraham called for the resignation of Ronna earlier this week. She said that it was time for change at the Republican National Committee.
Two Republicans have already challenged her. Harmeet Kaurdel, a lawyer and the committeewoman, and Lee Zeldin, a member of the House from New York, are also challenging her. Zeldin had a high-profile challenge after he won the New York governor's race last month. However, after Zeldin bowed out, he still maintained that he should be given the opportunity to resign.
Despite the various challenges, a source close to the campaign said that she was still confident about her reelection. According to the Washington Examiner, she had the support of over a hundred members of the committee.
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