In a lively and eventful interview on CNN, Rep. Nancy Mace, the spirited South Carolina Republican, made it abundantly clear that she has no intention of joining the Steve Scalise camp. Mace, who played a role in ousting former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy by voting against him, stated that endorsing Scalise for the position of speaker would be a "disservice" to her dedicated constituents.
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But why is Mace so vehemently against Scalise, you might wonder? Well, fasten your seatbelts, because we're about to take a whirlwind journey back in time. It turns out that Scalise spoke at a controversial event a whopping two decades ago. Yes, you read that correctly. We're talking about the era of flip phones and frosted tips. It was during this time frame.
According to Mace, attending this event, which was hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (led by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke), is a major transgression. She refuses to support anyone associated with such an organization, regardless of how long ago it happened. She's unwavering in her stance, even though Scalise claims he had no knowledge of the group's beliefs and was merely following instructions from a staff member. It's a captivating controversy, to say the least.
Instead of rallying behind Scalise, Mace is throwing her support behind Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. It appears she has a taste for bold leaders unafraid to shake things up. And who doesn't enjoy a little political drama in their news? It's like a reality TV show, but even more riveting!