Mace Accuses Stephanopoulos Of ‘Shaming’ Her Over Trump Endorsement

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) recently accused ABC News host George Stephanopoulos of “shaming” her over her endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

Stephanopoulos referenced Trump’s legal battle with author E. Jean Carroll, who was granted $83.3 million after a jury found the former president defamed her by denying allegations that he physically violated her. The ABC News host asked how Mace, a victim of ravish, could back Trump.

The South Carolina congresswoman then accused Stephanopoulos of trying to shame her by bringing up her tragic history as a victim of physical mistreatment.

In response, the ABC News host said his question “is actually not about shaming you. It’s a question about Donald Trump.”

“No, you are shaming me,” Mace responded.

Stephanopoulos maintained that he had done nothing to shame Mace.

“You can repeat that again and again and again,” the ABC News host fired back. “I’ve done nothing to shame you.”

Mace then highlighted that the former president has not been convicted of physically violating anyone and criticized Caroll’s comments following the jury’s verdict.

“E. Jean Carroll joked about all the money she’s going to get and made a mockery out of this case,” Mace said. “It makes it harder for other women to come forward when another woman has made a mockery of it.”

The South Carolina lawmaker said she believes Trump “is the best for our country.”

Interestingly, Mace’s endorsement of the former president comes years after she called on Congress to hold Trump accountable and ensure he does not hold office again, citing his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests.

When asked about her past comments, Mace said South Carolina voters have “moved beyond January 6th” and criticized President Joe Biden over the death of a 22-year-old nursing student killed by a Venezuelan illegal immigrant, Laken Riley.

Mace’s colleagues in the House have characterized the South Carolina congresswoman as inconsistent and opportunistic in her beliefs.

Despite this, Trump recently endorsed Mace in her reelection bid. The former president has repeatedly denied Carroll’s allegations.

“Ninety-one million based on false accusations made about me by a woman that I knew nothing about, didn’t know, never heard of, I know nothing about her,” Trump said during a rally in Rome, Georgia.