It's been quite a show since Rep. Kevin McCarthy was removed as Speaker of the House, and now those who opposed him are enjoying their win. Steve Bannon called Rep. Nancy Mace and Rep. Matt Gaetz to his show, which was a strange event. These two Republicans couldn't be more different from each other. It got even stranger when Bannon said that Mace voted to put him in jail. What a weird way to get back together!
WATCH: Things Get Really Awkward During Steve Bannon Interview With Nancy Mace and Matt Gaetz https://t.co/GHtcNwOfX8
— Marlon East Of The Pecos (@Darksideleader2) October 4, 2023
In order to explain her choice, Mace said she was a "constitutionalist," as if that made sense in this situation. It is not in the U.S. Constitution for people to vote to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress. It is a matter of opinion. Even so, Mace had the right to vote, even if it was the wrong thing to do. Things have gotten very strange in the GOP, as this whole case shows.
BANNON TO MACE: "Didn't she vote to send me to federal prison?"
MACE: "I'm a Constitutionalist."
GAETZ: "It's getting hot in here…But Nancy is a fiscal hawk." pic.twitter.com/uuVg6opBOj
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 4, 2023
Don't forget that Mace is a politician who supports abortion and is against Gaetz's party's side. But now she's on Bannon's show, even though she said before that Bannon should be charged with a crime. Politics does bring together some strange groups.
Gaetz tried to explain Mace's quick change of mind by calling her a "fiscal hawk." But if you look at her tweets after she voted to remove McCarthy, she talked about broken promises about "women's issues." The way the party has been talking about abortion for a while now seems to have made Mace unhappy, and she used this chance to let everyone know.
Mace has been pushing for the GOP to take a more pro-abortion approach because he thinks that the party needs to find common ground on this issue in order to win elections. She even worked with Democrats to tell the Biden administration to ignore a judge's order about an abortion pill. She clearly doesn't agree with McCarthy because she is committed to advancing her pro-abortion goal, not because she suddenly cares about money.
Mace and Gaetz have formed a new partnership, but don't think it will last for long. They got McCarthy fired, which helped them reach their goal, but they are likely to disagree again when it comes to choosing a replacement. Their different goals will surely clash in the future.