Nancy Mace Rips George Stephanopoulos Over Tense Interview About Trump: ‘Tried To Shame Me As A Rape Victim’
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., is seen outside the U.S. Capitol after the House passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through March 8th, on Thursday, February 29, 2024.
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Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) tore into George Stephanopoulos on Sunday after the ABC News anchor asked her to square her endorsement of former President Donald Trump with coming forward as a victim of rape.

“I’m not going to sit here on your show and be asked a question meant to shame me about another potential rape victim. I’m not going to do that,” Mace said on “This Week.”

The tense interview began with ABC showing a clip of Mace talking in 2o19 about the struggles women such as herself have experienced in speaking publicly about being raped.

Stephanopoulos then pressed the congresswoman to explain her support of Trump given her personal history and the former president being found liable for sexual abuse and defamation in a case brought by E. Jean Carroll.

For several minutes, Stephanopoulos kept trying to get Mace to answer the question, denying he was trying to humiliate the congresswoman while she argued that was exactly what he was doing.

Mace insisted the question was “offensive” and “disgusting.” She added, “You’re questioning my political choices because I’ve been raped.”


During the exchange, Mace noted that the judgement against Trump was in a civil case rather than a criminal one and pointed to how Carroll joked about a spending spree with the judgement money she was awarded.

“It makes it harder for other women to come forward when another woman has made a mockery of it,” Mace said.

In sharing insight into her pick for president in the 2024 contest, Mace said she “endorsed the man that I believe is best for our country. It’s not Joe Biden.”

The interview eventually gave way to Stephanopoulos pressing Mace on the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, and showing a clip of her saying not long after that Trump should be held accountable and not hold office again.

Asked why she is supporting Trump now, Mace said that she “listened to my voters” in South Carolina “and they’ve moved beyond January 6.”

Mace also said her constituents are concerned about the border crisis under President Joe Biden, and she mentioned American citizens, such as Laken Riley, who were allegedly murdered by illegal immigrants.

The interview ended with Stephanopoulos claiming that Mace “made it very clear” that she was “comfortable with Trump being found liable for rape and you’re comfortable for his actions on January 6.”

Mace shot back, accusing Stephanopoulos of “putting words in my mouth.”

In posts to social media that followed, Mace shared the entire video of her interview with Stephanopoulos and continued to criticize the anchor. She included references to him being an aide to former President Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

“I was asked to speak on 2024 today, NOT my own rape. I’ve carried this shame for 30 years, a shame George Stephanopolous will never know,” Mace said in one post to X from her personal account. “I don’t need [Stephanopoulos] ‘mansplaining’ rape to me or shaming me on national TV for being a survivor of rape.”

She said in another, “I was brought on to talk about 2024…instead Clinton crony turned fake journalist [Stephanopoulos] attacked me and tried to shame me as a rape victim. Gross.”

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