South Carolina Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace has officially announced she is supporting former President Donald Trump for president, which is the second endorsement for him to come out of the home state of his only GOP primary competitor left, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. This has got to be sting a little for Haley. However, many folks view her as the establishment candidate and if there’s one thing that has been made clear in recent years, well, since Trump announced his first presidential campaign in 2015, it’s that we’re all sick and tired of the establishment.
These are the individuals we all refer to “Republicans in Name Only,” or “RINOs,” who will talk a whole lot about conservative values, tickling the ears of their constituents and getting in bed with big corporations in order to win elections, then totally selling out in order to continue drawing big fat welfare checks to line their pockets with. I call them “welfare checks” because their salaries are paid by taxpayers and they do little to nothing to earn what they’re given.
Check out the details about Mace’s announcement via The Daily Wire’s latest report:
Mace’s announcement follows South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R) throwing his support to Trump on Friday. The former president has further secured the endorsements of South Carolina Republican Reps. Russell Fry, Joe Wilson, and William Timmons.
Mace told The Associated Press on Tuesday, one day ahead of the New Hampshire primary, that she’s supporting Trump over Haley. Notably, Haley lives in Mace’s congressional district and backed Mace in 2022 against a Trump-supported challenger, The Washington Post noted.
“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 stated.
Haley, who served as South Carolina’s governor from 2011 to 2017, is the last Republican remaining in the 2024 primary to oppose Trump, following Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing the suspension of his presidential bid on Sunday.
Haley has put her focus on Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, where voters tend to be more moderate and unaffiliated voters are allowed to cast votes in the Republican primary. Still, Trump is the favorite in the race, with a recent CNN poll putting him ahead of Haley 50% to 39%.
Unaffiliated voters being able to cast ballots in the New Hampshire primary certainly raises a fair bit of concern as there’s no doubt going to be a ton of Democrats who changed their affiliation before the election in order to cast a vote for Haley and keep Trump from taking on their decrepit Uncle Joe in the general election.
The primary for Haley’s home state of South Carolina is scheduled for next month. However, the polling data is not looking good for her at the moment. In fact, it’s pretty dismal. Well, according to polls that were taken before Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to drop out of the race, anyway. Trump had the lead over Haley 64 percent to 25 percent. When you are scoring this bad in your own backyard, the chances of you becoming the nominee are not very good. At this point, even if Haley manages to snag DeSantis’ leftovers, she’ll still fall pretty significantly behind the former president.
Sen. Scott on Friday came out swinging for Trump, arguing that his leadership in the White House is needed for our country.
“We need a president who will close our southern border today,” he stated while appearing at a campaign stop with Trump. “We need Donald Trump. We need a president who will unite our country. We need Donald Trump. We need a president who will protect your Social Security and my mama’s Social Security. We need Donald Trump, who will stop the crime and recklessness in the streets. We need a president who will restore law and order. We need a president who will lower taxes and not raise our taxes.”
After dropping from the primary race, DeSantis also backed Trump, saying, “It’s clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance. They watched his presidency get stymied by relentless resistance, and they see Democrats using lawfare this day to attack him. I signed a pledge to support the Republican nominee, and I will honor that pledge.”
DeSantis launched a light jab at Haley during the video by stating that he’s backing Trump “because we can’t go back to the old Republican Guard of yesteryear, a repackaged form of warmed over corporatism that Nikki Haley represents.”