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Mike Lindell weighs in against GOP’s Ronna McDaniel ‘God willing’

Prominent conspiracy theorist and pillow mogul Mike Lindell challenges Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel for party leadership following the GOP’s disappointing mid-election performance. term of 2022.

During an appearance on his “Frank TV” livestream this week, the MyPillow CEO asked fans if they would support him in pursuing a bid against the incumbent RNC chairperson, whom he has previously criticized for her lack of efforts to overturn the results of a 2020 election. Lindell baselessly claims he was rigged against former President Donald Trump.

They did so overwhelmingly and Lindell – who has faced federal investigations for his ties to a Colorado-based effort to prove fraud in that state’s election – said he would seriously consider challenging McDaniel .

“One of the things I’m going to tell you, you know, [we] will never stop getting rid of these machines and making this the best election in the history of the world in our country,” Lindell said, referring to the Dominion voting machines he blamed – without evidence – to be at the center of a systemic fraud to steal Trump from the presidency. “We need somebody, everybody, and I’ll step into this, God willing.”

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks to the media before former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at his Mar-a-Lago home on November 15, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump is expected to announce his 2024 campaign for US President.
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Lindell – who is currently the subject of a sweeping libel suit from Dominion over the allegations – later confirmed his potential candidacy to the conservative National File newspaper, saying in a statement that McDaniel had “failed in his leadership”. and that the party needed “a new input to achieve a different output.”

“We need someone who knows how to run a business to lead one of the most important organizations in our country,” Lindell told the outlet.

Newsweek has reached out to Lindell for comment.

Lindell’s intentions are somewhat hazy beyond the scope of the myriad conspiracy theories he’s embraced since the 2020 election ended. Some of the most vocal supporters of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement fared poorly in the 2022 midterm elections, while more moderate candidates achieved success. Lindell, meanwhile, seems obsessed with what has already proven to be a losing message.

Last November, he accused McDaniel and the RNC of orchestrating a last-minute pressure campaign to prevent him from filing a voter fraud complaint with the U.S. Supreme Court last November, specifically citing acknowledgment of McDaniel that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election as a key indicator. of his complicity in the vast conspiracy.

“How dare the RNC try to stop this case from getting to the Supreme Court. Shame on you, RNC! You are worse than [Fox News] now!” he said at the time. “You can’t tell me why Ronna McDaniel, the head of the RNC, made a statement saying Biden had won three days before this complaint to the Supreme Court should not be taken to the Supreme Court.”

“What about the timing of this, America!” he added. “Why would she say that then? She didn’t have to say it. What, is she trying to get more donor money? donor money from the Democrats? She’s as RINO as can be!”

The brief, later released by Lindell’s team shortly after the live broadcast, was riddled with errors, including the absence of a plaintiff as well as a lack of jurisdiction over the case, meaning that he would probably have been dead on arrival, which he was. , when the Supreme Court finally weighed the case in October.


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