RNC Chair Acknowledges Republicans Need 'Diverse' Ballot

Posted: May 16, 2016 11:00 AM

In a conversation with radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledged that in order to keep up with the Democrats, Donald Trump needs to pick a running mate who can help narrow the millennial gap.

“There has to be diversity on the ballot,” Priebus agreed.

Priebus said this diversity could come in the form of age, gender or ethnic background.

So, which rumored VP picks does this disqualify? Hewitt suggested Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, both of whom have had their chance at the White House, don’t belong on the shortlist.

“We need somebody young because we’ve got a millennium gap,” Hewitt said.

Some potential running mates that fit Hewitt’s description could be New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – the latter, however, has insisted he’s not interested.

“I do think they’re going to take their time and do it right,” Priebus concluded.