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‘MAGA Mace’: Trump Endorsement Sparks Massive Criticism for GOP Congresswoman



Two-term U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) is under fire for endorsing Donald Trump on Monday, as critics remind voters of her remarks condemning the then-president after the January 6, 2021 insurrection.

“Today I’m endorsing Donald J. Trump for President. 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,” Rep. Mace declared, despite Trump having yet to earn the GOP nomination.

“To be honest, it’s been a complete shit show since he left the White House,” wrote Mace, whose choice of language has occasionally entered ribald or vulgar territory. “Our country needs to reverse all the damage Joe Biden has done. By every barometer, our lives and our nation were better under President Trump. The economy was booming, our border was locked down and our nation and her allies were safer because our adversaries feared him.”

Mace’s claims regarding the condition Trump left the country are provably false.

“Trump has become the first president since Herbert Hoover during the Great Depression to depart office with fewer jobs in the country than when he entered,” ABC News reported on the day Joe Biden was sworn-in as President. “The lack of leadership during the [COVID] health crisis was not only deadly — with thousands of Americans dying every day — but also disastrous for the economy.”

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Mace concluded, “Donald Trump’s record in his first term should tell every American how vital it is he be returned to office.”

Many were quick to remind the South Carolina Republican of her words just three years ago.

One critic posted video of Mace on CNN that appears to be from the day after the insurrection. In it she blasts “the rhetoric” from “the president on down,” including her “colleagues in Congress.”

Attorney, former Republican, and MeidasTouch editor in chief Ron Filipkowsi writes that after “Trump endorsed a primary opponent against Mace, Mace ran up to film a thirsty video outside Trump Tower in NYC begging forgiveness, her district got redrawn more red, and now she isn’t this person anymore. She is MAGA Mace.”

“The rhetoric leading up to this vote,” Mace also said, referring to the certification of the election, “the lies that were told to the American people, this is what happens. Rhetoric has real consequences. And people died.”

The following day, described as a “former Trump supporter,” Mace told Fox News, “every accomplishment that the president has had over the past four years has been wiped out.”

“I was really afraid for my children being up there,” in the House chamber on January 6, 2021, “and the outcome was my worst fear.”

After noting that she worked to help get him elected in 2016 and he endorsed her congressional run in 2020, Mace stated point-blank, “the outcome of the rally, some of the rhetoric, led to that violence, and that was a really sad day for our nation.”

One day later The Hill reported, “GOP lawmaker: Trump has no future in the Republican Party.”

“Mace was asked by Fox News host Neil Cavuto if she thinks Trump has a future in the Republican Party. ‘I do not,’ she replied. ‘I don’t know how you go forward and defend the indefensible. What happened last week was a national tragedy.'”

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Calling Trump’s name and brand “tarnished,” she added, “I don’t know how you defend what he did last week by any means.”

Former HRC press secretary and current writer and commentator Charlotte Clymer on Monday noted: “Remember: it wasn’t long ago that much of political media were desperately trying to convince us Nancy Mace is a reasonable, center-right politician. In fact, it was mere months ago. Will they press her on endorsing Trump? Of course not. That would mean having integrity.”

CNN’s Manu Raju added, “Trump endorsed Mace’s primary opponent in 2022, attacking Mace as “the terrible Nancy Mace, who really let us down.” Mace later defeated the primary opponent. Today, she endorses Trump.”

Journalist Aaron Rupar notes, “it doesn’t even dawn on Nancy Mace how incoherent she is. Women’s issues are important and that’s why I’m endorsing a guy found liable of sexual assault who overturned abortion rights.”

Even the Biden campaign was quick to highlight Mace’s total turnabout.

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Fox News Host Suggests Trump ‘Force’ Court to Throw Him in Jail – by Quoting Him



The Fox News host who targeted a juror serving on Donald Trump’s criminal New York trial is now suggesting the ex-president should violate his gag order and “force” the court to throw him in jail, by quoting the Fox News host.

Jesse Watters came under fire earlier this week for profiling juror number two, sharing possibly identifying information published by a myriad of reporters but then using that information to pass judgment on her ability to serve.

“I’m not so sure about juror number two,” Watters concluded on Fox News.

Jurors, at the judge’s direction, were to remain anonymous, for their protection and the protection of the trial.

The judge excused her, after she said she felt she was not able to be impartial because friends and family were calling her asking if she had been chosen to serve on the Trump trial, after the media blitz.

New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan admonished the press for reporting the information, but some news outlets appeared to ignore his warning.

Watters on Wednesday “did a segment with a jury consultant, revealing details about people who had been seated on the jury and questioning whether some were ‘stealth liberals’ who would be out to convict Trump,” the Associated Press reported.

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Trump later posted Watters’ quote on his Truth Social platform, leading some, including New York prosecutors, to ask the judge to cite him for allegedly breaking his gag order.

Judge Merchan ordered Trump to not mention witnesses, jurors, prosecutors, court staff, or the family members of prosecutors and court staff, CNN has reported.

New York prosecutors told Juge Merchan Trump has violated the gag order at least ten times.

“Prosecutor Christopher Conroy described the ‘most disturbing’ example as a social media message Trump posted on Wednesday evening quoting a Fox News host as saying, ‘They are catching undercover Liberal Activists lying to the Judge in order to get on the Trump Jury,'” Politico reports.

That host was Jesse Watters.

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Friday afternoon, Watters appeared to egg Trump on, urging the ex-president to violate the gag order.

“I would make them put me in jail,” Watters said on Fox News. “I would have a tweet about something perhaps I said on ‘The Five’ or ‘Jesse Watters Primetime,’ and I would force them to throw me in jail.”

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Gaetz: ‘Corrupt’ Republicans Could ‘Take a Bribe’ and Throw House to Dems, Blocking Trump Run



U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says some of his fellow House Republicans would “take a bribe” to throw the razor-thin GOP majority to the Democrats if a far-right faction calls up a motion to oust Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, allowing Democrats to hand the gavel to the Minority Leader, Hakeem Jeffries. he warned if that happens, Democrats would immediately declare Trump ineligible to be President, pack the U.S. Supreme Court, and pass numerous laws like the American Rescue Plan.

“I do believe in a one seat majority there could be one or two or three of my colleagues who would take a bribe in one form or another in order to deprive the Republicans of a majority at all,” Gaetz said Friday on his podcast (video below.)

He added, “the risk that one or two of my corrupt Republican colleagues might take a bribe, take a walk, feign an ailment and flip this thing to the Democrats is a risk that is too high for me at this time.”

Gaetz’s fellow far-right Florida Republican member of Congress, Anna Paulina Luna, told listeners, “I heard that when, if and when the motion vacate is introduced, that there will be immediate resignations of a couple of more moderate members of Congress. And in the event that that happens, that ultimately means it does go to a Democrat speaker.”

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) last month filed a “motion to vacate,” which she can use at any time to force a vote to oust the GOP Speaker, Mike Johnson. U.S. Rep. Tim Massie (R-KY) and just today, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has signed on as co-sponsors.

Congressman Gaetz told listeners if Democrats do take the House through a force vote to remove Johnson, Democrats would “be declaring Donald Trump an insurrectionist and setting up a barrier to him being able to become the president United States.”

“That’ll be their leadoff hitter, and then the chaser to that shot will be a massive spending package that looks a lot more like the American Rescue Plan. They will blow past every concept of every cap ever imagined. You’ll be looking at Universal Basic Income, you could be looking at packing the Supreme Court.”

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Jeffries Vows Democrats Will Ensure Ukraine Aid Passes as Johnson Defectors Grow



Democratic House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries vowed Friday the majority of Democrats will support Republicans’ Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Gaza foreign aid legislation as Republican Speaker Mike Johnson lost support of another member of his conference to a faction determined to oust him.

“Democrats will provide a majority of our majority as it relates to funding Israel, humanitarian assistance, Ukraine, and our allies in the Indo Pacific,” Minority Leader Jeffries said. “It remains to be seen what Republicans will do in terms of meeting the national security needs of the American people, but it was important for House Democrats to ensure that the national security bills are going to be considered.”

Despite Republicans having a one-vote majority, more Democrats on Friday voted to move the critical and long-awaited foreign aid bills forward than did Republicans.

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The 316-94 vote included 165 Democrats and 151 Republicans voting yes, and 55 Republicans and 39 Democrats voting no.

Axios’ Juliegrace Brufke posted the list of Republicans voting against their party’s legislation.

Calling it a “rare” moment in modern congressional history to have to rely on opposition party votes to pass legislation, BBC News reports Speaker Johnson’s “hold on power is tenuous, and the legislators who oppose him – and his bid to provide aid to Ukraine – occupy some key positions within the House’s power structure.”

Amid the procedural vote to move the foreign aid funding bills forward, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a far-right Republican of Arizona, announced he is joining Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Congressman Tim Massie (R-KY) in formally announcing their will vote to oust Speaker Johnson.

Gosar, like Greene, is reportedly a Christian nationalist. In 2022 CNN reported his “lengthy ties to White nationalists, [a] pro-Nazi blogger and far-right fringe received little pushback for years.”

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“We’ve been very honest in our assessment of the situation from the beginning,” Jeffries on Friday also declared. “At the appropriate time as House Democrats, we will have a conversation about how to deal with any hypothetical motion to vacate.”

“Moscow Marjorie Taylor Greene, Massie, and Gosar are quite a group. But central to our conversation is to make sure that the national security legislation in totality is passed by the House of Representatives.”

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