Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee, has called on GOP candidates to address the issue of abortion in the 2024 presidential election. McDaniel stated that the party’s lackluster results in the 2022 midterm elections were due to many candidates refusing to talk about the issue, and that candidates must address it head on in the next election cycle.
McDaniel’s comments come in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, which has made the issue a forefront one for many voters. While anti-abortion conservatives have celebrated the decision, Republicans have struggled in multiple elections as a result.
McDaniel urged candidates to stake a clear anti-abortion position heading into the next election cycle, stating that if Republicans do not provide their view on abortion, Democrats will do it for them. McDaniel is not the only one within the GOP calling for candidates to find a definitive position on abortion, with Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., also urging the party to take a more centrist stance on the issue.
Source: USA Today