Nancy Mace Gets Bad News From Home State

Representative Nancy Mace, who is a Republican from South Carolina, received some unfortunate news on Tuesday. Congressman Joe Wilson, who has been a member of the House GOP for a long time representing the state, endorsed Mace’s opponent in the primary election.

Mace is working hard to be elected again for the seat she has held since 2020. The primary for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District is scheduled for June 11, followed by a primary runoff on June 25. Mace is running against four other candidates for the seat. These candidates include Republicans Daniel Hanlon, who used to be her chief of staff, and Catherine Templeton, who previously served as the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The congresswoman is also running against Democrats Mac Deford and Michael B. Moore.

Wilson supported Templeton on Tuesday. In a message on X, which used to be called Twitter, Templeton announced that Wilson supports them and expressed gratitude towards him.

“@teamjoewilson supports Team Templeton!” Thank you for your help, Congressman! We are very pleased to have you as a member of our team! Templeton wrote about X.

Wilson has endorsed Mace’s challenger before. He supported Katie Arrington in the previous election.

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In a statement announcing the endorsement, Wilson said that Templeton is intelligent, trustworthy, and committed. Wilson believes that Templeton will support and promote the goals of former President Donald Trump.

“Wilson said that we need Catherine Templeton in Congress to support conservatives, President Trump, and our beloved Lowcountry. He believes that the Biden agenda poses dangers such as inflation, taxes, crime, and illegal immigration, and we need more representatives in Congress who will stand against these issues.”

Newsweek contacted Wilson’s office and Templeton’s campaign via email on Tuesday to request comment.

Mace, who once stated on the House floor that Trump should face consequences for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, has now become a strong supporter of the former president.

One week after supporters of former President Trump stormed the Capitol in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory, Congresswoman Mace, who is a freshman in Congress, spoke on the House floor on January 13, 2021. She discussed the vote to impeach Trump for his actions related to the events of January 6.

“I think it’s important to make sure the president is responsible for their actions.” I blame him for what happened during the attack on our Capitol last Wednesday. Mace said that she believes it is important to hold every person accountable, including members of Congress, if they played a role in the violence that occurred here.

However, Trump and Mace have been supporting each other. In January, Mace endorsed Trump during the 2024 presidential election, and in March, Trump endorsed Mace in her campaign to keep her congressional seat.

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