Rep. Rice Says He Will Only Support Trump’s ’24 Bid Under This Condition

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South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice says that he would strongly consider supporting Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign for president if he apologizes for the Jan. 6th, 2021 Capitol riot.

According to The Hill:

“There’s no way you can support [Trump] again?” co-host Jonathan Karl asked Rice, one of the 10 Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach the former president for his role in the insurrection, on ABC’s “This Week.”

“No, there’s one way … if he apologized,” Rice told Karl.

Karl repeated his question, “So if he came out and said, ‘I’m sorry,’ I mean, all that goes out?”

“If he came out and said, ‘I’m sorry that I made a huge mistake on Jan. 6.’ Then I might consider it,” Rice said.

Rice also defended his decision to vote to impeach former President Trump following the Jan. 6th Capitol riot, calling the vote a “conservative vote.”

“And absolutely defending the Constitution is a bedrock of the Republican platform, right? Defend the Constitution and that’s what I did,” Rice told Karl. “That was the conservative vote.”

Rice reiterated that voting to impeach the president was the “conservative vote” and that he feels a third Trump campaign will ultimately hurt the Republican Party.



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Brad Fisher
Brad Fisher
2 months ago

Rice belongs on the political rubbish pile and he knows it.

Donna
Donna
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad Fisher

WHY would Trump apologize for an act that he was not responsible for causing ? This guy is delusional.

Brady
2 months ago
Reply to  Brad Fisher

Is this guy up for re-election in November, if so who is going to replace him? If I were President Trump, I would not even respond to this person.

Juan
Juan
2 months ago
Reply to  Brady

That’s one of Trump’s main faults….he ‘responds’ to everything.
If Trump had said less from about 2018 until 2020 we wouldn’t be stuck with the INCOMPETENT clown that’s currently in the White House.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

What EXACTLY should Trump apologize for? He called for a “peaceful and patriotic” protest which is largely what occurred!! That a couple hundred doofuses (not all MAGA anyway) out of half a million protestors behaved badly is hardly Trump’s fault. How about Rice quit parroting phony liberal talking points and TELL THE TRUTH.

John
2 months ago

It’s actually stunning how stupid these people are. The door that was “breached” had a mag-lock system that could only be opened from the inside. The “insurrectionists” were then led upstairs by the house staff security.

Marina
Marina
2 months ago
Reply to  John

we all saw the doors open and guards were holding them open, nodding and smiling letting people in. But now you can’t find this video. But other videos of some storming the Capitol are plenty available. Who are those people? They do not look like us – we do not do illegal entering. Not a single person had any kinds of weapons on them. What kind of insurrection is it? They are making a big ado about nothing.

Candyce L Clanton
Candyce L Clanton
2 months ago

First off – Trump is not responsible for the Jan 6 gathering – whatever you want to call it. Trump told his supporters to go peacefully & patriotically to the Capitol. BLM & Antifa were there ahead of the Trump Supporters & this entire thing was staged by the Democrats – I watched it on TV & saw the Police escort BLM & Antifa into the Capitol grounds & open the Capitol doors for them so I’m sick & tired of the Rinos blaming Trump. I doubt Trump would ever want any of these Rinos again on his side – he wants them all out of Congress! As does his supporters!

Wedg
Wedg
2 months ago

Yep, I saw the video of 2 busses escorted by black SUVs. It could very well be the ones in those busses were FBI, CIA, hired by Pelosi to roust/excite the good patriots to advance into the Capital.

CGR37912
CGR37912
2 months ago

Representative Rice, your request is the way you will be judged. The President has no need to apologize and the conservative vote is nothing that you represent. The President was upholding his place and standing his ground legally. Now let’s judge you for your efforts to uphold the Constitution by doing your job and get this country back on track. Otherwise, get out of the office you hold where you are not upholding the Constitution and let someone who will sit in that seat. The day of reckoning is here and the preparation is being done to get rid of losers like you that cannot do your job but will in a heartbeat stand up for people that are destroying the Constitution every day. The American people are the last stand and we will not let our country down the way you have. Nobody is exempt from this reckoning.

MagaBacker
MagaBacker
2 months ago

Get rid of this jerk. He should apologize for his vote to impeach. Does he have a Republican challenger, please vote for the challenger.

Jerry Todd
Jerry Todd
2 months ago

Trumps rally was meant to forestall certification because of all the clear evidence the election was stolen. Just because the swamp overwhelmed the rally with rats and made it appear as an insurrection doesn’t mean that Trump should apologize. That would be tantamount to seeing the FBI and antifa and Nancy Pelosi had nothing to do with it

mark
2 months ago

F y rino

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
2 months ago

Somehow, I think Donald Trump will do just fine without Rep. Tom Rice’s endorsement. Considering the fact that the evidence proving the fraudulent takeover of the 2020 election is now coming forth in droves and Rep. Rice is arrogant enough to have voted to impeach Trump, no one should really give a “hoot in hell” as to Rice’s opinion or approval. I think Rep. Rice should think about whether he’s going to be re-elected in November. If I was a resident of South Carolina, he wouldn’t get my vote.

Donna
Donna
2 months ago

Jane, think you are right on the money, WHO the heck is this Rice clown? What has he ever done to better our status in the USA ? Never heard of him till today, think he is grabbing for his moment of glory if he thinks Trump is responsible for that set up on Jan. 6th. The good people of South Carolina would be wise to vote him out of an office he holds where he is doing nothing but flap his lips.

Yvonne Fileccia
Yvonne Fileccia
2 months ago

PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE A WINNER IN 2024……..OUR CONGRESS/SENATE WILL BE 100% GOP…….

THE LEGAL CITIZENS ARE SICK & TIRED OF THE MISFITS THAT NOW OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE……..THEY ARE THE TRUE TERRORISTS OF THE USA.

Nita
2 months ago

Why not ask FBI & CIA to apologize. Why not ask Pelosi to
apologize for not calling out the Guard that Trump ask for?
Why not ask who ever has all the videos that prove many
different things that we are not allowed to see to apologize?
Why not ask all those who have spread propoganda about J6
to apologize?? Why not ask the Capital Police to apologize
for the two women that was killed on that day? Not sure we
have ever had political prisoners until now, and apology will not
be good enough.

Suesja
2 months ago

Rino Rice is praying because he knows h II s time in DC is limited. Trump did nothing . The FBI did more to encourage the Jan. 6th protests than Trump did.

carlos
carlos
2 months ago

I heard he was half chinese ¨fried rice¨, he is a rino his heart is in russia and his desires is with obama. Trump doesn´t have to apologize for anything, if you want to apologize go to the dem-lib side. real americans don´t kiss ass, unless you are afraid of the repercussion. From your massa george soros

Brady
2 months ago

This guy really think Trump, care’s about what it wants? Should know by now Trump, did nothing wrong.

Yvonne Fileccia
Yvonne Fileccia
2 months ago

NP was the one that refused to give PRESIDENT TRUMP a National Guard detail……THEN of course after the riots she ordered the National Guard…TYPICAL of the DEMS/RINOS…….Tell Rice to take his conditions and put them where the sun never shines.

jimmy
jimmy
2 months ago

Why do all these RINO republicans always defend their liberal actions by saying it was the conservative thing to due? No one’s buying that crap except other Rino’s, the Fake News and liberal morons.

tea party nebraskan
tea party nebraskan
2 months ago

Pound sand buddy—panderer

tea party nebraskan
tea party nebraskan
2 months ago

This is crap—it’s time to move Congress out of Washington DC -inbreds. It’s time for the Unions to get the hell out—anybody that collects a govt check votes Dem, As we saw last week, any branch of govt No matter which one, needs a clean out,
The nepotism is unbelievable

Errol Phillips
Errol Phillips
2 months ago

Boil Rice.

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
2 months ago

BULLShIT he has nothing to do with the riot you POS we will vote you rhinos out of office listen to the f—- words coming out of his mouth you low life floor flusher the vote WAS RIGGED 2000 mules watch and educate your stupid ass

TCInc
TCInc
2 months ago

Let’s get this clear. As always, the dems terror groups that are trained for infoltration into the activities, ISIS refugees and antifa with blm made available to the local dem opposition to the GOP to mess up the repub activities did indeed penetrate the Jan 6 march and turn it into riot and turn the peaceful march into a riotous act to make the repubs look bad., which is what they did all during the 2020 election year on each city and state run by the dems. All activities from field problems to defunding police, get out of jail free cards, to beating of seniors and shootings of pre-selected victims and local mayors and governors were ordered to stand down and ignore everything, just let it happen, then blame all noticeable terror acts on repubs. The turmoil that was caused was the intent and media fake news was the objective, along with the destructive means. In other words all was planned from the top of the dems leadership and hollywood sketches like the movies, only this is real. Slowly the dems have added more destruction and changes to the authority, like defunding and lower capacity to assist the population and scare tactics to switch votes or not vote at all. All this leads to fake blame on repubs for the dems mass shootings to cause further troubles. and hatred. Now the dems are adding other means of terrorist acts, forest fires, mass shootings, , increased crime sprees and local murders, . It wouldn’t surpize us if the dems didn’t begin black outs. The gov’t led stoppage of energy, oil, and fuel availability causing the entire populace difficulties, and food shortages and the worst is food necessity, contamination, with poisons or metal and glass chips in foods to kill people by refugee employment.
This all requires repercussion by the repubs and freedom people. Get together and patrol the grids, , take names and photos. turn the info into power companies and local police and make sure the info gets used. Do not go alone.

NYCGUY
NYCGUY
2 months ago

I have been supportive of Senator Rice UNTIL I just read this article. I am now convinced that not only is Rice a swamp creature but he is 100% RINO. He belontgs in a S.C. swamp, not in Congress. I hope that a true conservative takes his seat.

Ed D.
Ed D.
2 months ago

Everyone tell this rino, piece of Donkey excrement, to go to _ell!

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
2 months ago

Lame swamp-critter trying to act less like a RINO, & ‘virtue’ signal, like “it really” cares about the Constitution❓

Don
Don
2 months ago

It was a peaceful protest!

Madeleine
Madeleine
2 months ago

Buzz off. How can you blame President Trump for Nancy Pelosi colluding with the CCP, They found all teh evidence on her Laptop) and organizing BLM and Antifa to cause havoc?

Juan
Juan
2 months ago

Jonathan Karl should interview Kamala Harris and ask her why she donated money to get anti-fa and BLM TERRORISTS out of jail? … but he won’t because like most ‘journalists’ he is a Democrat partisan who runs a PRAVDA like program…

Don
Don
2 months ago

Thus proving Rice is nothing more than a moron. He, like all RINOs, are responsible for the Jan 6 debacle by siding with the Demonrats. He needs to be history.

Larry
Larry
2 months ago

I would tell him to pound sand

Marina
Marina
2 months ago

Rice who? And why is he important?

Valerie Shelton
2 months ago

I wouldn’t apologize for something the democrats did.

bo navajo
bo navajo
2 months ago

Trump owes no one including this AH an apology for Jan 6. It’s the other way around. This AH and every rep who voted for impeachment needs to apologize to not only Trump but all his supporters. They need to have their Jan 6 committee introduce into evidence the DVD “2000 Mules” and Larry the My Pillow Guy’s evidence concerning how the 2020 election was stolen. I hope in my lifetime this will be proven true and all who participated in making this fraudulent election happen are held accountable and suffer severe consequences for their actions. I also hope Biden’s name will be removed as being a president and all exec orders, bills etc. are subsequently invalided and removed from the federal register. I hope history will show his election was a fraud.

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