'Ms Romney' Trends After People Remind GOP Chairwoman Decrying 'Nepotism' She's Mitt Romney's Niece

In an October 15 tweet, Ronna McDaniel, Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman, granddaughter of former Michigan Governor George Romney and niece of Senator Mitt Romney, has accused Hunter Biden of benefiting from nepotism in his Ukrainian business dealings.

Let me get this straight…

Hunter Biden got $50K a month from a Ukrainian energy company, despite having ZERO experience in energy.

His justification?

That he was also on the board of Amtrak – more obvious nepotism.

If that’s not the swamp, I don’t know what is!

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 15, 2019

The tweet has caused the phrase "Ms. Romney" to trend on Twitter, with many pointing out the irony of McDaniel's charge about a former vice president's son. Many were quick to remind McDaniel that members of her own family had held prominent political positions before she became the RNC chair.

Hello nepotism, meet Ms. Romney!👇🏽 https://t.co/lcsJNTQyHZ

— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) October 15, 2019

Oh Romna Romney McRomney, you crazy

— Erin WAR ON THANKSGIVING Ryan (@morninggloria) October 15, 2019

If only he had dropped his family name in a naked attempt to make it seem like made it on his own. Hey...out of curiosity have you heard of the term "self awareness" Ms. Romney-McDaniel? Just asking for a nation.

— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) October 15, 2019

If the swamp is nepotism then you’re soaking in it, Ms Romney. https://t.co/xDVHSy72fJ

— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 15, 2019

Some mocked McDaniel's tweet for lacking self-awareness.

If only he had dropped his family name in a naked attempt to make it seem like made it on his own. Hey...out of curiosity have you heard of the term "self awareness" Ms. Romney-McDaniel? Just asking for a nation.

— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) October 15, 2019

Congratulations on being literally the single least self-aware human Ms. ROMNEY https://t.co/G24CY8jtUa

— A.J. Manuzzi (@AJMoz19) October 15, 2019

Others cited relatives of other Republicans who have benefited from having family members in powerful positions.

Just today, I have seen Donald Trump's son, Ron Paul's son and Mitt Romney's niece speak out forcefully about how bad it is to use family connections to advance your career.

— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 15, 2019

According to @GOPChairwoman, The Trump children do not deserve anything that they have and should not be participating in their dads business or the US Government. According to her, the benefits received by the Trump children are nepotism. We agree on that.

— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) October 15, 2019

Others were simply dismissive.

Oh Ronna, this is getting sadder and sadder.

— bob clendenin (@bobclendenin) October 15, 2019

Bless your heart -- that's ADORABLE.

Seriously, comrade, you'll have to try a lot harder than that.

— David Menconi (@NCDavidMenconi) October 15, 2019

The GOP chairwoman has been very critical of Hunter and Joe Biden ahead of Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate.

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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is related to prominent GOP politicians George and Mitt Romney, the former Michigan governor and current senator, respectively. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty