Washington (CNN) – Some members of the Republican National Committee are considering drafting a resolution that would ask chairman Michael Steele to stop promoting to his new book and focus on leading the party.The resolution could also demand that Steele turn over proceeds from the book over to the RNC.
If members move forward with the idea, the measure would be introduced at the committee winter meeting in Hawaii later this month.
But no resolution has been written, and it's not clear how much support such a maneuver would have on the committee. Several members had not even heard of the proposal until they were asked about it by CNN on Wednesday.
David Norcross, a longtime committee member from New Jersey and one of the people involved in the discussions, said that at this point, the proposal is just "a suggestion flying around" via e-mail. Still, Norcross said, "I will take a look at it."
"It's a way forward to get us beyond this controversy," he said.
Steele has been taking heat for a series of off-message remarks made during the media tour for his book, most notably his remark that Republicans aren't likely to take back the House in November. That comment infuriated GOP staffers and communications strategists on Capitol Hill who later said they were not consulted on the book or its contents.