People Are Calling Out the Painful Irony of GOP Chairwoman Railing Against 'Nepotism' on Twitter

With the repeated attacks by President Donald Trump and his children against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, many in the GOP are making accusations of nepotism. Against the Bidens.

Included in that group is Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, niece of GOP Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


McDaniel—a staunch defender of President Trump despite his contentious relationship with her uncle—tweeted:

However, many of these critics in the GOP seem to not have a firm grasp on what the term means.

Nepotism is "the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs." While relatives of powerful or famous people often receive preferential treatment in job offers, if the hiring is not being done by a family member or an organization with strong ties to their family, that special consideration doesn't qualify as nepotism.

And the irony of anyone in the Trump family or Ronna Romney McDaniel—granddaughter of Republican power brokers George Romney and niece of Mitt Romney—making public accusations of nepotism.

And they let McDaniel know.

While most are not aware of McDaniel's grandfather's legacy of GOP power in Michigan, the same state where her career for the RNC began, they did know about her rise to power as the niece of a Republican presidential nominee.

In 2012, Mitt Romney ran with Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential pick and was defeated by Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

As usual, Ronna Romney McDaniel did not respond to the criticism.

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"Either [voters] will have to brave the polls, endangering their own and others' safety. Or they will lose their right to vote, through no fault of their own. That is a matter of utmost importance — to the constitutional rights of Wisconsin's citizens, the integrity of the State's election process, and in this most extraordinary time, the health of the Nation."

She was flabbergasted that her more conservative colleagues didn't think a global pandemic and national crisis was enough to justify emergency policies ensuring Wisconsinites their right to vote:

"The Court's suggestion that the current situation is not 'substantially different' from 'an ordinary
election' boggles the mind...Now, under this Court's order, tens of thousands of absentee voters, unlikely to receive their ballots in time to cast them, will be left quite literally without a vote."

A majority of the Supreme Court may not have agreed with Ginsburg, but the court of public opinion was fully on her side.





The Republican efforts indicated to some that the party cares more about maintaining control than preserving lives.




Large crowds are already gathering in Wisconsin to vote.

In a bit of devastating irony, the Supreme Court voted remotely when making its decision.

For more information about the tried and true tactic of GOP voter suppression, check out Uncounted, available here.

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