Rice Ousted by Trump-Backed Challenger in South Carolina

Representative Tom Rice (R-SC) was one of ten Republicans to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump after January 6th. His defeat marks the first ouster of a pro-impeachment Republican as well as Trump’s first success vanquishing an incumbent.

Rice surprised many of his colleagues when he joined nine other Republicans in voting to impeach Trump, but he showed no remorse as recently as last week despite feeling it might cost his reelection.

In an interview with NBC News last week, he said, “Win, lose or draw, I did the right thing, and I know I did the right thing. I can’t think of any president who has ever done anything worse in terms of government.”

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It was a different story for Trump in South Carolina’s 1st District, where he attempted to unseat Representative Nancy Mace with former state representative Katie Arrington.

While not as adamantly opposed to Trump as Rice – Mace did not support impeachment – she has questioned Trump’s role in the future of the party.

In the last few weeks before South Carolina’s primary, particular attention was paid to gas prices as each candidate sought to accuse their rival of being part of the problem.

In what may have been the dealbreaker for Arrington, Mace hammered her during the final weeks of campaigning for voting to raise the state gas tax in 2017 when she was a member of the state Legislature.

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Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
21 days ago

We will get rid of the establishment RINOS by squashing them one at a time. Saw this pompous idiot on GS show two weeks ago. Think he was delusional in thinking that he was going to win. Good for the people of SC. Let’s keep up the good fight.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
21 days ago

A good beginning. We need a bright young Conservative to replace that aisle crossing RINO McConnell in the Senate.

Junius
Junius
21 days ago

Wouldn’t it be great to see Nancy Mace and Lindsey, gone too?

Jawad
Jawad
20 days ago

Put old Rice on ice! How very nice!

Robert Mills
Robert Mills
20 days ago

Tom Rice, you claim to be so holy but all you had to do was wait 14 days until the transfer of power to Bunker Biden but you had to show that you were “Independent”? I hear that they are hiring at McDonalds. As for Mace she did win but Arrington was breathing down her neck an she knows it. She better square away and not become a RINO or she will be vanquished also. Ultra Maga and Trump in 2024.

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
19 days ago

Glad rice oh phoney got all he deserves

Dennis Edward Stepien
Dennis Edward Stepien
18 days ago

Bye Bye RINO “TOM”!

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