Threats

Steele Threatens to Quit

If you’ve been enjoying the Michael Steele media circus, you may want to get ready to say farewell: The RNC chairman told Fox News that he would quit if the committee strips his authority to manage funding, as it has threatened to do. "They can contemplate all they want to, but the reality is if they want a figurehead chairman you can have a figurehead chairman, but it won't be Michael Steele," he said. His aides insist that he was not threatening to quit but merely to fight over retaining his authority. What Steele “objected to was the possibility of increasing the powers of the comptroller-treasurer, in turn minimizing his own authority. That issue will probably be pushed off until July, but it's not going away yet.”