Sean Hannity expressed his disappointment with Ronna McDaniel, the chair of the Republican National Committee. He believed that she wasn’t doing enough to support Republicans in the upcoming 2024 elections. Hannity had some advice for Republicans: they should be more open to early voting and voting by mail. He also suggested that they should be cautious about selecting extremely conservative candidates in states where the political landscape is more balanced.
Hannity pointed out that Republicans in Florida have seen positive results by embracing early voting and voting by mail. He argued that Republicans in other states should follow suit if they want to improve their chances of winning elections.
Hannity also highlighted the influence of the abortion issue on Democratic power, mentioning that Republicans who solely focus on banning abortion without exceptions, such as in cases of rape, incest, or the mother’s life being at risk, might struggle to win elections. To support his point, he mentioned the unsuccessful campaigns of some Republican candidates in Pennsylvania.
After his monologue, Hannity welcomed Ronna McDaniel and former RNC Chair Reince Priebus to discuss the matter further. Hannity asked McDaniel if she disagreed with any of his statements. McDaniel responded by agreeing with everything Hannity had said and adding that the RNC had been actively working on these issues. She emphasized that the successful approach in Florida took time to develop.
However, Hannity interrupted McDaniel, expressing concern about Democrats gaining an advantage through early voting and ballot harvesting. McDaniel tried to counter this by mentioning recent Republican victories in California, but Hannity redirected the conversation, questioning why Republicans often started races with significant vote deficits before Election Day. He urged McDaniel to find ways to raise funds so that Republicans could compete more effectively.
McDaniel defended the RNC’s investments in different states and stressed the importance of investing early in the electoral process rather than waiting until the candidate selection phase. Hannity challenged her response, suggesting that Republicans were currently falling behind and indicating the need for immediate action. McDaniel acknowledged the need for more resources and highlighted the Democrats’ advantage in fundraising. She urged Republicans to invest in both the electoral process and the candidates themselves.
The discussion then shifted to the issue of candidates’ positions on abortion. Hannity cautioned against putting forth candidates who didn’t make exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk, especially in states like Pennsylvania. He later turned to Reince Priebus, expressing his belief that Republicans were being outmaneuvered by Democrats. He sought Priebus’s perspective on the situation.