Incumbent Congressman Mark Sanford was sitting in a little bit of a fight ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary in South Carolina. And then started an explosive tweet from the president of the United States.
” Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my expedition to MAGA ,” President Trump wrote Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the tallies closed in the Palmetto State.” He is MIA and nothing but perturb. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a position I love. She is tough on violation and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie !”
The reference to Argentina recalls a despicable assembly of Sanford’s political career in 2009 when he faded without excuse, simply to later admit that he had traveled to Argentina to carry on an extramarital circumstance with a” dear friend” there.
The ex-governor of South Carolina has been the target of infamous assaults in the 2018 congressional primary because of his remorseless denunciation of Trump.
In February 2017, Sanford told Politico that Trump had” fanned the glows of prejudice .” Furthermore, he has announced Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel” an experiment with stupidity ,~ ATAGEND” and said that the president was ” partly” to blame for the polarized rant that led to a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball rehearse.
State Rep. Katie Arrington, who Trump endorsed in the Tuesday tweet, has portrayed Sanford as an adversary of the president in her ads and even invoked the same salacious occasion Trump did.
” Bless his center, but it’s time for Mark Sanford to take a hike–for real this time ,” Arrington said in one of her ads, referring to Sanford &# x27; s initial lie about his whereabouts during the course of its circumstance when he claimed to have been hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Should Sanford lose on Tuesday night, it would support again that fealty to President Trump is perhaps the most important metric in republican Republican primaries. Only last week, incumbent Rep. Martha Roby( R-AL) was forced into a runoff after she said during the election that she would not vote for Trump after the Access Hollywood videotape “re coming out”.
” He’s one of “the worlds largest” principled, compatible, and republican each member of Congress I’ve ever known ,” Amash tweeted at Trump.” And unlike you, Mark has shown meeknes in his role and a desire to be a better soul than he was the previous day .”