“I think the pressure is on the Republicans to push that through and have that vote,” Mace told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press,” when asked if he envisions impeachment proceedings if his party wins control of the House. “I think that’s what some people are considering.”
Mace did not name the source of the alleged pressure and was not asked to clarify who is considering the move.
Asked on Sunday how he would vote if the impeachment vote came to the table, Mace said: “I’m not going to vote to impeach any president if I feel that due process was taken away from him, for anybody. I usually vote constitutionally, no matter who’s in power.” .
CNN reported earlier this year that hard-line elements of the House Republican Conference plan to begin the impeachment process against Biden if the GOP takes over after his term, a move that GOP leaders have so far rejected.
House Republicans are planning retaliation against the select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 riot, CNN reported. Former President Donald Trump has been leaning on allies on Capitol Hill to defend himself against the many damaging revelations about his role in the deadly attack on the US Capitol. And while Republicans look for ways to undermine those findings, their party has begun laying the groundwork to investigate the Jan. 6 panel itself. Some of Trump’s staunchest acolytes have begun publicly conducting hearings and probes into fraudulent claims made during the 2020 election.
While House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has vowed to pursue aggressive oversight and investigations in a GOP-led House, it’s unclear how far he’ll be willing to go before Jan. 6 and the 2020 presidential election.
Mace, who flipped the Charleston-area seat in 2020, voted to ensure Biden’s presidential election victory, earning Trump’s ire. Faced with accusations of insufficient loyalty to the former president, he mounted a Trump-backed primary challenge but won the June primary by 8 points.
Mace told NBC he was “very hopeful” to see “a deep bench of Republicans and Democrats running for president” in 2024. But he left the door open to supporting Trump again if he were the 2024 GOP presidential nominee. .
“I will support whoever the Republicans nominate on the 24th,” he said.