South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace has just given her endorsement to Donald Trump.
Calling it “a complete shit show” since President Trump left the White House, Mace spoke the truth in an X post explaining why she decided to endorse Trump despite having “stayed out of it” until now.
She admitted that while she doesn’t “see eye to eye perfectly with any candidate…By every barometer, our lives were better under President Trump.”
Take a look at her official endorsement on X:
Today I’m endorsing Donald J. Trump for President.
I don’t see eye to eye perfectly with any candidate. And until now I’ve stayed out of it. But the time has come to unite behind our nominee.
To be honest, it’s been a complete shit show since he left the White House.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) January 22, 2024
Rep. Mace made an appearance on Fox News to discuss her decision to endorse Trump:
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 22, 2024
Rep. Nancy Mace’s endorsement of Trump is a bit of a surprise, considering her criticism of President Trump following J6…
In light of Rep. Nancy Mace’s endorsement of Trump, let’s remember her words on Jan. 13, 2021 regarding January 6.
“I believe we need to hold the President accountable. I hold him accountable for the events that transpired, for the attack on our Capitol last Wednesday.” pic.twitter.com/EbBvIeZcVh
— Marcus Flowers (@Marcus4Georgia) January 22, 2024
Fox News has more on Rep. Mace’s endorsement:
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., on Monday joined the list of South Carolina Republicans backing former President Trump over Nikki Haley ahead of the New Hampshire primaries.
Mace, who notably ruffled feathers in the House GOP as one of the eight Republicans who voted to oust Kevin McCarthy as House speaker last year, told The Associated Press that she was backing Trump over Haley, who lives in her congressional district and supported her in 2022 against a Trump-backed challenger.
“I don’t see eye to eye perfectly with any candidate. And until now I’ve stayed out of it,” Mace told the AP. “But the time has come to unite behind our nominee.”
Mace had stayed out of the 2024 Republican primary as two fellow South Carolinians – Haley, the former governor, and Sen. Tim Scott – entered the race last year. Scott, who ended his own 2024 bid in November and was appointed to the Senate by Haley in 2012, endorsed Trump over Haley on Friday in a rousing call-and-response speech in New Hampshire.
On Saturday, Trump was joined on stage at another New Hampshire rally by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the state’s lieutenant governor and other senior statewide officials, including the state’s attorney general, treasurer and House speaker, as well as U.S. Reps. Joe Wilson, William Timmons and Russell Fry.
The Associated Press also reported:
Mace had stayed out of the 2024 Republican primary as two fellow South Carolinians — former Gov. Haley and Sen. Tim Scott — entered the race last year. On Monday, a day ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Mace told The Associated Press that she was backing Trump over Haley, who lives in her congressional district and supported her in 2022 against a Trump-backed challenger.
“I don’t see eye to eye perfectly with any candidate. And until now I’ve stayed out of it,” Mace said. “But the time has come to unite behind our nominee.”
The South Carolina Republican’s backing comes as Trump angles to bolster his dominance thus far in Republican balloting, following his record-setting win last week in the Iowa caucuses. Over the weekend, Trump was joined by a slew of South Carolina leaders as he campaigned in New Hampshire, seen as yet another blow from South Carolina against Haley.