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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) responded Thursday afternoon to video clips circulating on social media of her referencing her sex life at a prayer breakfast, shrugging it off as a joke.
The viral remarks came during her speech at the 13th Annual South Carolina Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., which was hosted by Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott (R-SC).
“When I woke up this morning at 7, I was getting picked up at 7:45. Patrick, my fiancé, tried to pull me by my waist over this morning in bed. And I was like, ‘No, baby, we don’t got time for that this morning,'” Mace said. “I gotta get to the prayer breakfast, and I gotta be on time.”
“A little TMI,” Mace added. “He can wait, I’ll see him later tonight. But, I was here early today for you, Tim, and I think everybody was here early for you today.”
Nancy Mace tells a prayer breakfast that she turned down sex this morning so she could get there on time pic.twitter.com/nnWY6moonJ
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 27, 2023
Mace’s remarks created a buzz online across the spectrum of the political Right, with many expressing some shock that she said what she did at a prayer breakfast.
“She went to a prayer breakfast hosted by a Senator who amazingly hasn’t been able to find a wife and says she declined sex from someone who is not her husband,” said BlazeTV host Steve Deace. “Goodness, this party can’t even pander properly anymore.”
She went to a prayer breakfast hosted by a Senator who amazingly hasn't been able to find a wife and says she declined sex from someone who is not her husband. Goodness, this party can't even pander properly anymore. https://t.co/rcVOL09Ow9
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) July 27, 2023
Way to read the room https://t.co/Ux6XumCbfg
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 27, 2023
I'm a big fan of Rep. Mace but this is a WILD thing to say at a prayer breakfast! https://t.co/Rn6SC8P08E
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) July 27, 2023
Mace responded on Twitter to political commentator Jack Posobiec, who wrote: “Nancy Mace tells a prayer breakfast that she turned down sex this morning so she could get there on time.”
“I go to church because I’m a sinner not a saint!” Mace said. “Glad those in attendance, including @SenatorTimScott and my pastor, took this joke in stride. Pastor Greg and I will have extra to talk about on Sunday.”
I go to church because I’m a sinner not a saint!
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) July 27, 2023