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Nancy Mace, other GOP lawmakers ask Biden to stop Trump impeachment efforts

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Republican state Rep. Nancy Mace, running in the 1st Congressional District against U.S.Rep. Joe Cunningham addresses supporters at Saltwater Cowboys on Nov. 3, 2020. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff

In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-Charleston and other GOP lawmakers called for an end to impeachment efforts against President Donald J. Trump after his supporters violently stormed Capitol Hill earlier this week.

Mace joined six Republican congressmen in signing the letter which asked for Biden to stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, from removing Trump from office. 

"In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, we ask that you formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald J. Trump a second time," the letter said. "A second impeachment, only days before President Trump will leave office, is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory."

Reps. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.; Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D.; Ken Buck, R-Colo; Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; Tom McClintock, R-Calif; and Chip Roy, R-Texas.

Mace has been outspoken about Trump's attempts to overturn the election this past week prior to the violent Capitol Hill riots. Following the chaos, the newly elected congresswoman also said Trump's accomplishments were soiled by his conduct and rhetoric which fueled the mob. 

But she also told The Post and Courier that impeachment would just sow division even more in the Trump's final days in office.

"The American people have had enough partisan games over the last several months, certainly over the last several weeks," Mace said. "I'm committed to toning down the rhetoric used in Congress and helping heal our nation, and a hopeless attempt to beat the clock and impeach the president doesn't do that."

Mace was elected to Congress in November in a narrow victory against Democratic incumbent Joe Cunningham for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat.  

The Statehouse representative from Daniel Island, single mother and first female graduate from The Citadel's Corps of Cadets had Trump's vocal support during her campaign and likewise praised many of his policy efforts.

In 2016, Mace worked as coalitions director and field director for Trump’s South Carolina presidential campaign.

But earlier this week, she didn't mince words when speaking about Trump's rhetoric and behavior which fueled tensions in Washington D.C.

“Every accomplishment that Republicans have made over the last four years, including President Trump had (made),” she said, “were wiped out in just a few short hours.”

Reach Thomas Novelly at 843-937-5713. Follow him @TomNovelly on Twitter. 

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