Despite not being endorsed by Donald Trump, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace says she’s confident she will still win another term in Congress. Trump, who recently endorsed Republican challenger Katie Arrington, after Rep. Mace blamed the former president for the Jan. 6th Capitol riot.
The Hill reports:
Mace on Tuesday told The State “I’m gonna win without him,” after Trump endorsed Mace’s primary challenger.
Trump threw his support behind GOP candidate Katie Arrington earlier this month, calling her “a true Republican.” The former president knocked Mace in his endorsement statement, calling her “an absolutely terrible candidate” who has been “disloyal” to the GOP.
Arrington, in her announcement video, said Mace “sold out President Trump.”
After Trump announced his endorsement of Arrington, Mace filmed a video in front of Trump Tower in New York City noting her years of loyalty and dedication to Trump’s America First policies.
“I remember in 2015 when President Trump announced his run, I was one of his earliest supporters. I actually worked for the campaign in 2016. I worked at seven different states across the country to help get him elected,” Mace said.
The South Carolina Rep. also noted she still supported Trump in 2020.
However, while Mace wasn’t able to win over Trump, she was able to score a ringing endorsement from his former chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney.
The Hill reported:
“Congresswoman Nancy Mace is a proven fiscally conservative leader for South Carolina and the Lowcountry,” Mulvaney, who was a congressman from South Carolina before taking a job as former President Trump‘s top aide, said in a statement. “Getting things done in Washington isn’t easy and it doesn’t have to be a nasty business — especially when Members of Congress put their constituents’ needs before partisan politics.”
He added, “Her voting record is exceptional when it comes to promoting smaller government and lower taxes. And refreshingly, actually she works overtime to get things done in Congress. I support her 100 percent.”