RNC chief tears up while discussing life as a working woman

RNC chief tears up while discussing life as a working woman
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Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Wednesday became emotional while discussing balancing her professional life and her family.

“I don’t know if you can have it all,” she said at an event about CNN’s “Badass Women of Washington” series.

“I don’t want to cry,” Romney McDaniel added while brushing off tears. “It’s hard to have it all.”

“But we have to do it because it’s women like us who have young kids who don’t step up. If we don’t take these leadership roles, our voices won’t be heard.”

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Romney McDaniel, who has two children, added that she hopes to provide inspiration for other mothers with professional aspirations.

“It’s important for me as a mom to be here and show other women that moms can do this,” she said. “That’s my first time crying in D.C.”

Romney McDaniel was formally elected chairwoman of the RNC last January, making her the second woman in that role.

The former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party was also instrumental in helping now-President Trump win her state in last year’s election.

Reince Priebus is now Trump’s White House chief of staff after having previously chaired the RNC before Romney McDaniel.