RNC Chair Won’t Defend Uncle Mitt On GOP Backlash

Talking Points Memo reports:

So much for blood is thicker than water. Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel dodged when asked to respond to the GOP backlash her uncle Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has faced since being one of two Republicans who voted in favor of witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial Friday.

During an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday morning, host Margaret Brennan asked McDaniel what her reaction is to the Conservative Political Action Conference disinviting Romney and whether that is “proper political retaliation.”

McDaniel instead attempted to comment on Brennan’s earlier point that President Trump reshaped the Republican Party, which is reflected in his fraught relationship with Romney.