The current standoff in filling the Speaker of the House position has many Republicans doing some soul-searching. Some found that one vocal GOP member, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), has carved out positions for herself that even colleagues find indefensible.
In a column for Twitchy, Stephen Kruiser noted that her allegiance to her Republican colleagues is “rather fluid.” He observed her propensity to say virtually anything that could translate into a fundraising email later that day.
Along with this lack of loyalty, Kruiser cited another column written for Townhall by Matt Vespa concerning an interview she gave CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.
Remember, the South Carolina Republican was one of eight who sided with every Democrat in the ouster of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-SC). Now she says the “establishment” is targeting her fundraising.
CNN’s Collins backed Mace into a corner over her statements concerning Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). It was his motion to vacate that began what quickly became McCarthy’s exit and a still-churning dilemma over the next Speaker.
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Mace, as the host noted, blasted Gaetz for fundraising off the marathon of votes that ultimately led to McCarthy’s installation in January. She even called him a “fraud.”
But, during the same interview, Mace directed viewers to her website for fundraising while claiming she was doing anything but. Even her former spokesperson blasted her when she said she was not beholden to outside groups.
Natalie Johnson posted on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that Mace had “What Would Club for Growth Do?” signs taped around her office.
However the Speaker’s race turns out, Gaetz was at least clear on his motivations for sparking the process that forced McCarthy out. He doubled down on spending, the national debt and the deficit along with pledges the former Speaker made when he was chosen in January.
Mace, critics charge, was a far different story.
As one of the eight defectors to back Gaetz’s motion to vacate, she claimed she was inspired by McCarthy’s less than expeditious movement on women’s issues.
That’s right. Women’s issues. This sounds like a gripe from a “Squad” member, not a South Carolina Republican.
At a time when the GOP should be circling the wagons and pulling together, the last thing the party needs is a mouthpiece who switches allegiances like taking out the trash. The tragic CNN interview proved that.