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Nancy Mace

  • U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection. He is the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to lose a reelection bid.
  • Two Republican U.S. House incumbents in South Carolina who have drawn the ire of former President Donald Trump now find themselves facing tough primary challenges on Tuesday from candidates he has endorsed.
  • Republican Katie Arrington's suspended security clearance is becoming an issue in her primary campaign against incumbent South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace. Arrington says Mace is mischaracterizing a dispute that resulted in her departure from a job at the Pentagon. Arrington says her security clearance was suspended in 2021 when officials accused her of an improper disclosure of classified information. Arrington says she did nothing wrong, a contention backed up in an affidavit from the officer who gave her intelligence briefings. The dispute is likely to surface at a debate between the two on Monday. The primary is June 14.
  • Congresswoman Nancy Mace of South Carolina has released the first ad of her Republican primary campaign, touting her support for one of former President Donald Trump's signature projects: finishing the wall at the border with Mexico. The 30-second ad takes President Joe Biden to task for mandating that American soldiers and Border Patrol agents be vaccinated against COVID-19, while she says he's "opening our borders to thousands of unvaccinated illegal immigrants." Trump is backing one of Mace's primary opponents after she made television appearances blaming him for the Jan. 6 insurrection. Mace said she raised about $1 million after Trump endorsed former state Rep. Katie Arrington.
  • Two lifelong Republicans representing neighboring congressional districts in South Carolina are unlikely players in the fierce debate over the future of their party. Reps. Nancy Mace and Tom Rice are both facing spirited primary challenges from rivals backed by former President Donald Trump. For Rice, the sin was his support for Trump's second impeachment after the violent Jan. 6 insurrection ignited by the then-president. Mace drew the ire of Trump and his backers by voting to certify President Joe Biden's win in the 2020 election. Trump held a rally Saturday in Florence, South Carolina, with their primary challengers and laced into both as insufficiently loyal.
  • Republican Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina introduced legislation Monday to federally decriminalize marijuana, a measure she said would give states freer rein to pass their own laws and regulations without fear of federal reprisals.
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