Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) said that “everything’s on the table” when it comes to potentially ousting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his speakership.
Mace made the remarks during a Sunday interview with ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on “This Week” when asked about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and others saying that they are going to try to oust McCarthy as speaker.
“Could you see yourself under any circumstances supporting a motion to vacate against McCarthy?” Karl asked.
“It hasn’t happened yet and I’m not going to comment on conjecture here,” she said. “Either he’s going to file it or he’s not. If he’s going to do it, put his money where his mouth is. I do hear that some votes might be up for grabs because people were made promises that have not been kept.”
“What about your vote, is it up for grabs?” Karl asked. “I mean could you support that effort?”
Mace responded, “We’ll see how it turns out. But I will tell you, I’m one of those members who were made certain promises. I’ve worked on women’s issues, I’ve worked on issues, you know, related to gun violence I feel are very important and, you know, it’s fallen on deaf ears. And if I give a handshake to someone, I expect them to follow through with it.”
Karl noted that Mace did not rule out supporting the motion to vacate which would result in McCarthy’s ouster.
“I might, you know what, everything’s on the table at this point for me because I want to do the right thing for the American people,” Mace said. “I want to do the right thing for women, I’m trying to show, here’s a path forward for women post Roe for birth control, for women who are rape survivors, et cetera.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz's push to replace Kevin McCarthy as Speaker. Rep. Nancy Mace weighs in on her stance, saying, 'Everything's on the table at this point for me. I want to do the right thing for the American people.'
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