Pediatrician presents challenge to GOP’s Mace in South Carolina

A South Carolina pediatrician has launched an offer to unseat Rep. Nancy maceNancy Mace It’s time for Fauci to go, but don’t wait for it to happen The 9 Republicans who voted for Bannon to be in contempt of Congress will vote for Bannon to be in contempt of Congress MORE (RS.C.), saying that he waits to oust the first-year lawmaker by running a campaign focused on COVID-19 and gun violence.

Annie Andrews, Democrat in Lowcountry, SC, jumped in the race for Soutside of Carolina’s First District with a video of about two minutes on Monday accusing Mace of “pushing extremism and conspiracy theories that only divide us further.”

In the video, Andrews, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina, haunts Mace for his frequent television appearances, saying that she “refuses to face her own party and is more interested in being famous than being effective.”

Andrews said in the video that he will focus his campaign on addressing climate change, protecting coasts and repairing roads. She said she also seeks to tame gun violence, while also including a clip of Mace holding a gun in the video.

Mace, one of more than a dozen Republican women elected to her first House terms last year, she quickly made a name for herself in Washington by criticizing thePresident TrumpDonald Trump Former Goldman Sachs Chief On Infrastructure Vote: ‘Progressives Blinked’ FIXED: Guardian op-ed says Trump is probably ‘Biden’s best hope for re-election’ Trump punches Senate Republicans , McConnell on the MORE infrastructure bill in the wake of the attack on the Capitol on January 6.

The South Carolina Republican said she was in favor of Trump’s “achievements” since his first term, but argued that the Capitol riots “erased” those achievements.

He also broke with most of his party last month when he voted to recommend Trump’s former White House strategist. Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon Jan. Panel 6 assesses charges of contempt of former Trump Justice Department official Clark. for criminal contempt after he ignored a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack.

Mace has also clashed with Democrats during his time in Congress. IIn February he became involved in a public dispute with the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Democrats debate whether they misunderstood the public about the mandate The loss of McAuliffe exposes a deep Democratic gap The memo: Democrats go to war for the ‘awakening’ MORE after she questioned the New York Democrat’s account of the January 6 riot.

The legislator also made headlines during the summer when her home was vandalized with graffiti.

Mace, when contacted by The Hill to comment on Andrews’ campaign ad, said: “Serving in Congress is the honor of my life. I look forward to continuing to serve the 1st District. “

South Carolina’s first district is a prime target for Democrats heading into the 2022 midterm elections as they seek to keep their slim majority in the House.

The seat turned blue in 2018 when former Rep. Joe cunninghamJoseph Cunningham ‘Blue wave’ Democrats watch comebacks after losing reelection Top Pentagon official overseeing the defense contractor project left Joe Cunningham to run for South Carolina governor MORE (DS.C.) became the first Democrat to win the district since 1981, but Mace returned it to the Republicans two years later. Cook Political Report called the district a “lean Democrat” in November 2020.

Andrews said The courier and the courier decided to challenge Mace for the seat after acknowledging “the failure of our elected officials to care about the children and families of the district,” saying Protecting children during the COVID-19 pandemic will be another main focus of your campaign.

She said in her announcement video that the greatest threat children face is the “failure of our elected officials to care about our children.”

“And that is why the politicians here continue to disappoint them, from COVID to gun violence, the quality of their schools, to the very air they breathe. So I’m doing something that was never part of my plan. I am running for Congress, ”he added.

Andrews has been a pediatrician at the Medical University of South Carolina since 2009, according to his campaign website. She is also a gun violence prevention researcher and an active volunteer for Moms Demand Action, the grassroots gun violence prevention organization.

She is the first Democrat to run for the House for the 1st District of South Carolina. Military wife Lynz Piper Loomis, Army veteran and defense contractor TJ Allen, and Army veteran Ingrid Centurion have announced primary challenges against Mace.

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