A prime lieutenant to Ronna McDaniel, the embattled Republican Nationwide Committee chairwoman, introduced Tuesday that he would go away his put up on the finish of the month.
Mike Reed, the committee’s chief of workers since 2022, denied that his departure was prompted by a management overhaul teased by former President Donald J. Trump in latest days. In a memo to workers, which was obtained by The New York Instances, he wrote that “it’s simply time for a change” and that he had “a rising household who wants and deserves my consideration.”
The announcement got here on the heels of a suggestion from Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, that Ms. McDaniel should no longer lead the party.
“I do know the timing of this information comes as many rumors within the press swirl and we put together to merge with the presumptive nominee,” Mr. Reed stated, referring to Mr. Trump. “I guarantee you, the R.N.C. is in an extremely robust place. We all the time knew there can be some modifications as soon as we had a presumptive nominee, and we welcome that.”
In a press release launched on Tuesday, Ms. McDaniel known as Mr. Reed a “calm and regular hand” within the “chaotic world of D.C. and the R.N.C.”
She didn’t deal with the timing of his departure, which adopted the latest disclosure that the committee had recorded its weakest money place in years — solely $8 million money available, with $1.8 million in money owed.
Mr. Reed, who held three different jobs on the committee earlier than turning into its chief of workers, in line with his LinkedIn profile, stated in his memo that he can be leaving for a place within the personal sector exterior politics.
His memo sought to color a rosy image of the state of the celebration and Ms. McDaniel’s management, contending that each have been on strong footing. It described latest conversations between Ms. McDaniel and Mr. Trump as upbeat. Politico reported that they met on Monday at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s members-only membership in Florida.