RNC Chair: Gianforte Won Because of His Support for Trump & Draining the Swamp
Republican Greg Gianforte defeated Democrat Rob Quist on Thursday night in a race for Montana's lone seat in the House of Representatives, despite being charged Wednesday with assaulting a reporter.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on "Your World" today that they're going to let the legal process play out, but there's no doubt that Gianforte's outspoken support of President Trump helped carry him to victory under difficult circumstances.
"Gianforte, who was down four points when he ran for governor last November, just wrapped himself around President Trump," McDaniel said. "He talked about President Trump and draining the swamp this entire race, and he ended up winning this congressional special [election]."
She said this goes the show the enthusiasm the American people have for Trump and his agenda.
"This president is going to Washington to get things done," McDaniel said, explaining that Trump has restored our standing as a global leader on his foreign trip, he's tackling the repeal and replace of ObamaCare and he's pushing for tax reform.
She said Trump is a "change agent" and people across the country want him to get those things done.
McDaniel added that Gianforte's victory shows that Trump in the Oval Office is a huge boost for any Republican running in a special election.
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