Washington, Dec 15: US President-elect Dold Trump has backed Ron Romney McDaniel - the head of the Michigan GOP and Mitt Romneys niece - to lead the Republican tiol Committee in 2017. The RNC would need to formally install her in the post in January, but Trump’s selection was expected to be affirmed, Fox news reported.
In preparation for the transition, Trump announced Wednesday that McDaniel would serve as RNC deputy chairwoman and ‘Trump for President’ Ohio State Director Bob Paduchik would be RNC deputy co-chairman. “I’m excited to have a highly effective leader in Ron McDaniel as RNC Deputy Chair and I look forward to her serving as the Party’s Chairman in 2017,” Trump said in a statement.
“Ron has been extremely loyal to our movement and her efforts were critical to our tremendous victory in Michigan, and I know she will bring the same passion to the Republican tiol Committee,” he added. A high-ranking RNC staffer has confirmed that Ron and Bob were a done deal. The official said, “The positions are so they can get started before the official vote a month from now. Done deal. They are it.” (IANS)