This stance has not been effective for Sanford, as evidenced in a new ad, he seems to be changing his tune:
Sanford, who ran to CNN to refuse to endorse President Trump’s re-election in April alongside the staunch Never Trumper, retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and others, is by all accounts struggling heading into the primary just over a couple weeks from now.
Sanford has attacked Trump for allegations that the president had an affair years ago with washed-up porn star Stormy Daniels–something the establishment media are fascinated with, but, by and large, Republican voters could not care less about–saying the allegations against Trump are “deeply troubling” while admitting he has only been working with the Trump administration “imperfectly.” Sanford even blamed Trump for the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that severely injured House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), stating the president was “partially” at fault for the shooter’s actions.
Arrington has decided to call him out on it, along with his hypocrisy. Sanford likes to attack President Trump on his questionable morals and ethics but when he was governor he was caught in South America with his mistress instead of hiking the Appalachian Trail like he told his wife.
The key line from Sanford: “Overwhelmingly, I voted with the president.” This, from a guy who basically accused Trump of being a racist who has destroyed the Republican Party, is a pretty remarkable turnaround
After that poll, Arrington went up with an ad on television across the district subtly ripping Sanford for his “hiking the Appalachian Trail” sex-scandal during his time as governor–comparing that dishonesty to Sanford’s Never Trump actions. When Sanford was governor of South Carolina, he served the remainder of his term as governor but then walked away from politics when it turned out he disappeared to South America to engage in an affair–and his office lied, saying the missing-for-days governor was hiking the Appalachian Trail, when he was really in South America being unfaithful to his wife: