RNC member wants Steele to step down

One of only three African American members says the newly elected chair should resign.

Published March 5, 2009 9:20PM (EST)

It's just not a good day for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele -- first I post that video making fun of him, and then one of the RNC's members (an African American one, no less) comes out to call for his resignation.

"I don't want to hear anymore [sic] language trying to be cool about the bling in the stimulus package or appealing to D.L. Hughley and blacks in a way that isn't going to win us any votes and makes us frankly appear to many blacks as quite foolish," North Carolina National Committeewoman Dr. Ada Fisher wrote in an e-mail to fellow RNC members, according to the Hill. "I have never seen such ineptness in our GOP leadership. And I though we handled the 2008 elections very poorly."

Fisher supported South Carolina GOP Chair Katon Dawson over Steele for the RNC position.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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