Asked by NPR about election-night comments made by Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour (Miss.) that his group and others had to “scramble around” to raise more money because the RNC lagged in fundraising, Steele fired back.

“Well, I think that’s about the fact that they don’t want me in this job, to put it rather bluntly,” Steele said. “That has been a concerted effort since I got the job.”…

“You know, look, I see this as a team effort. I think the governor just misspoke, to put it politely,” he said, adding that the RNC sent the RGA $13 million in 2009. The RGA took in $30 million the last three months of 2010.