With the South Carolina GOP primary getting closer, Donald Trump gained another endorsement from a Republican legislator representing the Palmetto State.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced her endorsement of President Trump on Monday.
“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,” Mace said.
“To be honest, it’s been a complete s*** show since he left the White House. Our country needs to reverse all the damage Joe Biden has done,” she continued.
“By every barometer, our lives and our nation were better under President Trump. The economy was booming, our border was locked down and our nation and her allies were safer because our adversaries feared him. Donald Trump’s record in his first term should tell every American how vital it is he be returned to office,” she added.
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
“Everything was better under Trump by every measurement, every barometer, and that is what I hear day in and day out from the voters in South Carolina,” Mace said on Fox News.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 22, 2024
The outlet noted Mace is the latest South Carolina Republican to endorse Trump ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire GOP primary.
Per Fox News:
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.
Watch Sen. Tim Scott’s endorsement of President Trump:
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) January 20, 2024
From ABC News:
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott delivered a blow to Nikki Haley ahead of the New Hampshire primary, appearing on stage with former President Donald Trump and endorsing him at his rally in Concord.
“IS THIS TRUMP COUNTRY?” Scott said to the crowd, hyping them up.
Scott touted Trump’s immigration, social security and his war against crimes before he declared his endorsement.
“That’s why I came to the very warm state of New Hampshire to endorse the next president of the United States, Donald Trump,” Scott said.
“We need a president who will unite our country,” Scott said. “We need Donald Trump.”
Trump thanked Scott, praising him as a “very good man,” and a “very respected man” – at the same time disparaged other Republicans for “wasting hundreds of millions of dollars” attacking him. He especially zeroed in on Haley, accusing her of engaging in an “unholy alliance” with “RINOs” and “never-Trumpers.”
The endorsement comes just a few days before the New Hampshire primary, set for Jan. 23.