U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace had been in Congress for 100 hours when rioters began storming the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
The freshman lawmaker from Charleston who had previously worked as the coalitions director and field director for Donald Trump’s South Carolina presidential campaign in 2016, felt like she needed to speak out against her former boss.
She had been elected, in large part, by the avid Trump base in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. But, now, she knew she couldn’t be silent.
“Every accomplishment that Republicans have made over the last four years, including President Trump had (made),” she said, “were wiped out in just a few short hours,” Mace told The Post and Courier on Jan. 7.