Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is under hot water as the committee’s finances and spending have been released to the public — showing frivolous spending on personal items, private jets, luxury retreats, Broadway shows and more.
The American people are struggling every day in Biden’s economy. Republican and America First voters fought for America to return to its glory days — when morality, frugality, and logic were at the forefront of decision-making in homes and the nation. With three cycles of election losses, Republicans failed to deliver.
This is outrageous @GOPChairwoman. You were spending money on booze, parties and private jets while losing?🤬
EXCLUSIVE: Analysis of RNC Spending Since 2017 Shows Millions Were Spent on Private Jets, Limousines, Luxury Retreats, Broadway Shows, and More https://t.co/PhRkNq7SUU
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 15, 2022
Despite this, the RNC has been spending frivolously on self-serving matters that don’t pertain to American voters at all.
Spending for Ronna McDaniel’s term was compared from 2017-2022. Financial information was then verified through a review of Federal Elections Commission (FEC) data, current vendors, state party officials familiar with the workings, former staffers and several current RNC members.
According to FEC filings, since 2017, the RNC has spent $3.1 million on private jets, $1.3 million on chauffeur services, $17.1 million on donor momentos, $750,000 on floral arrangements and $80,000 on alcohol.
Ticket prices and other entertainment have hit nearly $400,000, including $30,000 for a private box at a Las Vegas Raiders game, $13,000 for Broadway shows, $9,400 at Madison Square Garden and $43,000 at Topgolf locations in Texas, Nevada, Virginia and Maryland.
The RNC spent more than $150,000 on nonessential office expenses under the current leadership, including $25,000 on Commonwealth Joe coffee, $7,000 on cupcakes, nearly $7,000 on candles and diffusers and $75,000 total at Pottery Barn, West Elm, Restoration Hardware and Crate & Barrel.
Over $100,000 was spent at high-end clothing stores like REI, Nordstrom, Vineyard Vines, Footjoy, Ralph Lauren and Carhartt. The Vineyard Vines expense of $12,000 was likely for the embroidered jackets that RNC staffers recently received.
Emma Vaughn, an RNC employee and representative for McDaniel’s reelection campaign, blamed a client of Harmeet Dhillon for exposing the financial data. Dhillon is another contender in the RNC chair race this term. After blaming Dhillon, Vaughn said, “If critics want to misrepresent and push false narratives about the RNC’s spending this past cycle, they should do the math before realizing it only adds up to 0.8% of the total amount the Chairwoman raised.”