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Former RNC Chairman McDaniel calls the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol “unacceptable” after years of resistance.

Former chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel On Sunday, he called the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 “unacceptable” after years of being distracted by the issue.

McDaniel, who then joined NBC News as a political analyst Resigned from the RNC earlier this month, told the outlet that the Capitol riot “does not represent our country.” It certainly doesn’t represent my party.”

“We should not attack the Capitol; We should not commit violence,” she added. When asked why, as RNC chairwoman, she did not issue such condemnation, McDaniel replied: “When you are RNC chairwoman, you take on some responsibility for the entire team. Right now I can be a little more myself.”

McDaniel’s RNC exit comes amid a period of increasing tension between the two Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, and the RNC. Trump and his team were disappointed with the RNC’s finances as the committee endured one of its most anemic fundraising years in the last decade.

The former president also believed that the RNC under McDaniel’s leadership should have done more to fight for his candidacy in the 2020 election, including hiring better lawyers to enforce the former president’s false claims of rampant voter fraud.

Trump, McDaniel said Sunday, “desperately wanted me to step aside and wanted Michael Whatley and Lara Trump enter.”

McDaniel said that while her role required her to remain neutral toward Republican candidates, tensions with the Trump campaign rose when the former president decided to forego this cycle’s primary debates.

“We had debates and there was tension and a bit of friction during that process. It was well represented in the media,” McDaniel said. “And at the time that I was in that role and we were going to have debates, I knew that when the nominee came up, they were going to change, and it was probably President Trump, and that’s his right to be the nominee.”

There was news about McDaniel’s hiring at NBC sharp game pulled. She has a long history of calling the news media “fakes” and spreading false claims surrounding the 2020 election.

As RNC chairwoman, she was involved in a phone call in 2020 to pressure Michigan county officials not to certify the vote from the Detroit area, where Joe Biden was ahead. McDaniel the officials said, on certification: “Don’t sign it. … We’ll get you lawyers.”

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office condemned her claims of alleged voter fraud following the election, saying they were “baseless.” The state’s “elections were conducted fairly, effectively and transparently and accurately reflected the will of Michigan voters,” one said detailed fact check posted online.

McDaniel acknowledged Sunday that Biden won the 2020 election “fair and square,” even as she expressed concern about “issues” with the vote. “I believe both can be true,” she said.

Asked about criticism of her RNC tenure and the blame some have placed on her for a string of Republican defeats, McDaniel said, “I oppose it very strongly.”

“Under my time as leader, we have never had more women in Congress than in the history of our party… We have had more minority growth in our party, and that didn’t just happen.”

CNN’s Oliver Darcy, Kaitlan Collins, Daniel StraussMichelle Shen and Avery Lotz contributed to this report.

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