The Republican party has never been so united!
And it is united behind Donald J. Trump.
The man who emerged to challenge a field of 17 career politicians, the man who defeated them all, is now the man firmly in charge of the Republican party with the RNC’s full support heading into 2020!
Our President was celebrating:
Here are more details, from the Washington Examiner:
The Republican National Committee Friday moved to quell internal opposition to President Trump, overwhelmingly approving a resolution of support for his leadership to demonstrate that potential 2020 primary challengers are unwelcome.
The RNC vote occurred at its annual winter business meeting near Albuquerque. But while the measure affirmed support for Trump and his accomplishments in the White House, it stopped short of expressing support for the president’s renomination to lead the GOP in 2020 and re-election to a second term.
Carolyn McLarty, the RNC committeewoman from Oklahoma, was the primary sponsor of the resolution. Some of her colleagues would have preferred a tougher resolution that explicitly backed Trump’s renomination and re-election. But McLarty told the Washington Examiner both that it wasn’t necessary and that she didn’t want to put the RNC in the position of appearing to close down the 2020 primary.
“My reason for doing it is to support the president. As you know, there’s been so much belittling and that kind of thing going on, Washington elites attacking the president, and that’s the focus of mine, to give him support, give him encouragement. I didn’t need to go beyond that,” McLarty said.
Trump enjoys the broad support of grassroots Republicans and would be heavily favored in any primary. But there is some unrest in quarters of the traditional GOP establishment, and some prominent Republicans are weighing a primary challenge. Most often mentioned are Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The Hill also confirmed that Ronna McDaniel was unanimously approved to continue her position as Party Chair:
RNC members also voted unanimously on Friday to reelect Ronna Romney McDaniel as party chair.
McDaniel, who is Romney's niece, has been an ardent defender of Trump since assuming the top RNC role in 2017, even criticizing her uncle for his op-ed earlier this month.
While Trump remains largely popular with Republican voters, his overall job approval has fallen in recent weeks amid a prolonged partial government shutdown.
An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released this week showed Trump’s approval dipping to just 34 percent — down 8 points from a month earlier.
Still, the poll showed Trump’s approval among Republican voters near 80 percent, suggesting that he largely has the support of his core voters.