Trump reaffirms support for Nancy Mace in congressional endorsement

Former President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) despite her past vote to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of court.

The South Carolina Republican has emerged as a fervent supporter of Trump despite, in the past, being seen as a centrist lawmaker. Her vote to hold Bannon in contempt of court in October 2021 outraged allies of Trump, but the former president has stuck by her nonetheless. He reaffirmed his support in a Truth Social post on Monday.

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) speaks at a campaign rally for former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, in North Charleston, South Carolina. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

“It is my great honor to Endorse a Strong Conservative Voice for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District,” Trump wrote. “Nancy Mace worked hard campaigning across South Carolina in support of our Record-Breaking WIN. In Congress, she is fighting to Secure the Border, Strengthen our Military, Support our Veterans, Uphold the Rule of Law, Stop Political Weaponization, and Protect and Defend our always under siege Second Amendment. Congresswoman Nancy Mace has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

Bannon, who was chief strategist to Trump during the latter’s first several months as president, confronted Mace about her vote this past October, asking her, “Didn’t you vote to send me to federal prison?”

Mace responded by saying she likes the Constitution.

Because of the vote that Mace joined, Bannon was recently ordered by a district judge to surrender for his prison sentence by July 1. He will serve four months.


Mace faces a few prominent primary challengers, but she is the clear leader among them. A poll from the Hill-Emerson College released last month had her at 47% support, followed by challenger Catherine Templeton, 22%, Bill Young, 7%, and 24% undecided.

The race for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District is rated as “solid Republican” by the Cook Political Report, with a partisan voting index of Republican +7.

Source link