Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, made the official announcement Monday to run for the chair of the Republican National Committee chair. Lindell has been at the center of several controversies in recent years as he casts doubt on the validity of election results. The businessman announced with Steve Bannon on Newsmax as he spoke on the unsatisfactory party performance since 2018.
The Republican party has failed to maintain or regain control of both Houses, and Lindell criticized the failure saying, “you need a different input to get a different output. That’s business 101.” Should he get the job, the My pillow CEO would make a full-time commitment, pushing his famous business to the side. The campaign platform is under development and according to Lindell, speaking with all 168 voting members of the committee is a high priority for his campaign.
Former President Donald Trump has not endorsed Lindell; however, the business mogul avidly supports the 2024 presidential candidate. He said Trump’s support would mean a great deal, but any lack of support will not change his mind about running for RNC chair.
Lindell is criticizing current RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, who has held the seat since 2017. After Trump lost in 2020, the successful businessman accused the national party apparatus of turning “their back on our country.” Suspicions of the computerized vote tabulations after fundraising efforts have Lindell concerned too. Like many Americans, he isn’t convinced the money goes to campaigns — and he wants to know where it ends up.
BREAKING NEWS: Mike Lindell is OFFICIALLY running for RNC Chairman!
Lindell's announcement comes after @GOPChairwoman failed to delivery the 'red wave' voters & donors were hoping for. pic.twitter.com/1kHISQuChu
— The Absolute Truth with Emerald Robinson (@AbsoluteWithE) November 28, 2022
McDaniel has already secured support from more than half of the RNC’s members, according to the letter signed by 101 committee members. The Republican National Committee has already pledged support to McDaniel in large numbers, and Lindell will have a tough time changing minds.
McDaniel caused a recent stir among conservatives for seeming to threaten Donald Trump with withholding legal support if he announced a run for the presidency, which he eventually did despite this.
CBS News asked the Minnesota businessman if he would accept the results if he lost, and he responded by saying, “That’s a pretty good question. If any computer is used, I would question any election which used a computer.”