The Republican National Committee is launching a review of what went wrong in the 2022 midterms after a disappointing finish for the GOP, Politico reports.
The RNC is tapping nearly a dozen people to serve on its “Republican Party Advisory Council.”
The group will include former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, evangelical leader Tony Perkins, Alabama Sen.-elect Katie Britt, Texas Rep.-elect Monica De La Cruz, Michigan Rep.-elect John James and Arizona Senate election loser Blake Masters.
Masters after his loss called for the GOP to dump “consultant one-size fits all strategies.”
“Our party needs to modernize. We’re fighting against Big Tech, the media, and now, the Democrats’ GOTV early voting machine,” Masters said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Ronna to make sure the party effectively supports our candidates and wins big in 2024.”
Don’t call it an autopsy:
While parties that fail in the elections tend to perform so-called autopsies on what went wrong, the GOP is calling it a “review” of the party’s mechanics during the midterms.
Officials told Politico that they want to address larger concerns facing the party after the midterms.
“As we assess the midterms and plan for 2024, we are gathering a diverse range of respected leaders in our movement to join together and help chart a winning course in the years to come,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. “I am thrilled that this talented group of Republicans will be shoulder to shoulder with us as we work to grow our party, hold Democrats accountable, and elect Republicans.”
McDaniel faces pressure:
McDaniel has faced growing criticism from Republicans after the party’s disappointing elections.
New York Rep. Lee Zeldin, who lost his race for New York Governor, has said he is “serious considering” challenging McDaniel.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem blasted McDaniel in a recent interview with Fox News and called for her to be replaced.
"We need to win. That's just the fact. Our kids' future depends on it. We really have a responsibility to message what Republican policies bring to this country. And I don't know of a party that can continue to lose like we have and keep their jobs," Noem said, adding that "everybody needs to evaluate what we are doing and is it effective."