Nancy Mace endorses Trump in slight to Nikki Haley

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) endorsed former President Donald Trump on Monday, another snub to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley from a Republican ally in her home state.

“Today I’m endorsing Donald J. Trump for President,” Mace said in a statement. “I don’t see eye to eye perfectly with any candidate. And until now I’ve stayed out of it. But the time has come to unite behind our nominee.”

Trump endorsed Mace’s primary challenger in 2022, while Haley offered her own endorsement to the South Carolina Republican, who won reelection.

Mace has offered criticism for Trump in the past, drawing his ire. But in the last year, she appeared to show flashes of sympathy and support for the former president.

Haley’s campaign did not provide comment to the Washington Examiner.

“To be honest, it’s been a complete s*** show since he left the White House,” Mace said of Trump. “Our country needs to reverse all the damage Joe Biden has done.”

Mace’s snub to Haley comes after Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) endorsed Trump last week after being asked for an endorsement by Haley, who appointed him to his Senate seat in 2012.


If Haley stays in the 2024 race after New Hampshire, which she appears poised to do, she will enter her home state with the majority of its leaders supporting Trump.

Last week, one of Mace’s democratic challengers in 2024, Michael B. Moore, dared her to endorse either Haley or Trump. He claimed she hadn’t made a choice because “she wants to hedge her bets, as usual, and wait to see which way the political winds blow.” But, according to him, Mace needed to tell voters where she stood.