In an editorial of her own, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called the anonymous New York Times op-ed writer a "petulant child."
"Democrats and Republicans have agreed that if the anonymous official believed in his cause, they'd sign their name to it and engage in an open dialogue about their claims," McDaniel wrote in the USA Today op-ed. "Anonymity makes this person’s opinions meaningless and shields them from a rightful look into their own biases and failure to perform at their job."
The chairwoman charged the anonymous senior Trump administration official with hypocrisy, claiming "nobody who works for the success of the president’s agenda would actively try to undermine its efforts to bring greater prosperity to the nation." She went on to say that the editorial "amounts to nothing more than palace intrigue."
"Americans do not care about the intrigue," she wrote, "nor do they care about an anonymous person's definition of civility."
After touting the number of people who voted Donald Trump into office and rolling out GOP talking points about job growth, McDaniel said she and a majority of Americans agree with the op-ed writer that the president has made America "safer and more prosperous."
"To the anonymous official who refuses to do your job: You are no hero," she wrote. "You have acted like a petulant child rather than one of the 'adults in the room.'"
"Your identity will come to light," McDaniel concluded, "and the American people will soon forget your cowardly act."