MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he could launch a long-shot bid to depose Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel after disappointing midterm election results.
The controversial election conspiracist said McDaniel “failed in her leadership” and that he may challenge her during the party’s late-January leadership election.
Lindell told the publication National File that “we need someone who knows how to run a business to lead one of the most important organizations in our country,”
The pillow-maker said this week in a live stream video that he wanted to hear from supporters about whether he should launch an RNC chairperson campaign, Newsweek reported.
“One of the things I will tell you, you know, [we] will never ever stop to get rid of these machines and make this the best elections in world history in our country,” Lindell reportedly said. “We need someone everybody, and I would step into that if God willing.”
Lindell attended 76-year-old former President Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign launch event last week.
A spokeswoman for McDaniel did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Lindell is not among the 168 voting members of the RNC and McDaniel allies recently claimed to Politico that nearly 100 members already pledged to support her — though whip counts in leadership contests can prove incorrect.
Politico reported that potential McDaniel rivals include outgoing Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who narrowly lost a challenge to Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, and former Trump White House communications aide Mercedes Schlapp.
Although Lindell remains a pervasive presence in TV advertising, he faces a potentially ruinous defamation lawsuit from the voting-machine company Dominion for promoting false claims about 2020 election fraud. Dominion is asking for a $1.3 billion judgment against him. (Disclosure: Dominion also is suing Fox News, which shares common ownership with The Post, for alleged defamation.)
McDaniel is a niece of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential candidate. She became RNC chairwoman in 2017 after working as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party.
Trump repeatedly credited McDaniel with helping him win in Michigan as part of his shocking 2016 upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. She remained loyal to Trump when her uncle publicly rebuked the 45th president and voted to convict him in two separate Senate impeachment trials.