Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) argued that seats held by moderate Republicans in Congress are “at risk” because of the GOP’s threats of impeaching President Joe Biden.
Mace, in an interview with Fox News’ Shannon Bream, said she believes the GOP is “divided” on the matter after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) trotted out talk of an impeachment inquiry into Biden despite a lack of evidence of any wrongdoing. McCarthy last week said House Republicans’ investigations into the Biden family were “rising to the level of impeachment inquiry.”
“An inquiry is different from an impeachment vote and is another tool in the toolbox,” Mace said.
“But I will tell you, every time we walk the plank we are putting moderate members, members that won Biden districts, we are putting those seats at risk for 2024. We are putting the majority at risk.”
As Mace noted, leading Republicans seem split. Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said he wasn’t sure what evidence the House has and noted a “pretty high standard” for impeachments, Politico reported.
“Staying focused on the future, not the past, is in my view the best way to change the direction of the country. And that’s to win an election,” Thune said.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that accusations against the Biden family should “play out in court.”
“We have to find out what all the evidence is … if found guilty, yeah I think Congress should definitely take something up,” Sununu said. “I think they’re really, really far from really figuring out what the realities there are. But those are very serious accusations that have to be followed up for sure.”
Mace said the GOP also is placing itself “on the plank” with extreme positions on other issues, including abortion.
“But the one thing I’ll say is this, is that whatever the evidence shows up, we ought to follow the facts and we have to be better than Nancy Pelosi,” said Mace, who claimed the former House speaker “politicized” the impeachment process against then-President Donald Trump, who was impeached twice.
“We do not want to do that here,” Mace said. “We have to show overwhelming, undeniable evidence in order to move this thing forward. And if we can’t, then we should not.”