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Ronna McDaniel tells members “we should have done a better job of communicating.”
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel emailed an apology Monday evening to the GOP’s 168 committee members, acknowledging she could have done a better job communicating a new initiative to recruit gay voters that upset some in the party’s Christian evangelical base.
McDaniel’s email was sent a few hours after she tried to quell a rebellion inside her ranks, holding a conference call with RNC members that delivered talking points supporting the new GOP Pride coalition but refusing to take questions. She blamed the risk that news media members may have dialed into the call for skipping a Q&A.
“I apologize for not taking questions — we were aware of members of the press who received the dial-in information and did not think it was appropriate,” she wrote. “If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know and I will give you a call. …