Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said anyone looking to challenge President Donald Trump in the primaries would “lose horribly,” The Hill is reporting.
Her comments came Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. McDaniel was asked what would happen if someone like Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan or former Ohio Gov. John Kasich tried to challenge Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020.
“They have the right to jump in and lose,” McDaniel said. “That’s fine. They’ll lose horribly.
“The president has 93 percent approval in our party, our country is booming, jobs are coming back, wages are up, the military has been strengthened . . . we have put rule of law judges at every level of the courts. What would any Republican be thinking saying, ‘This is a guy I’m going to run against.'”
The Hill noted both Hogan and Kasich have floated the possibility of a primary challenge to the president.
Hogan recently blasted the RNC for attempting to shield Trump from a primary challenge.
“Typically, they try to be fair arbiters of a process, and I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’ve been involved in the Republican Party for most of my life,” he told Politico.
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