Ari Melber Announces MSNBC Has Cut Ties With Ronna McDaniel

Ronna McDaniel served as the head of the Republican National Committee for much of Donald Trump's political career. She was fiercely loyal to the former President and was present when Trump called Brad Raffensperger in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election. 

So when the NBC  decided to hire McDaniel as a contributor, much of the network's talent was aghast. After less than a week of controversy, NBC will not be moving forward with her as a pundit. 

Ari Melber announced during his show, "NBC News leadership has announced that former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel will not be an NBC News contributor. We have a new email and update that’s come out within this hour. So, this is sort of breaking news here within our organization on a story that has garnered significant attention and criticism."

The host read, in part, a statement from NBCU's Cesar Conde:

"No organization, particularly a newsroom, can succeed unless it is cohesive and aligned. Over the last few days, it has become clear that this appointment undermines that goal.

I want to personally apologize to our team members who felt we let them down. While this was a collective recommendation by some members of our leadership team, I approved it and take full responsibility for it."

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC: