Sen. Mark Sanford on the offensive after his huge loss in his home State of South Carolina. While it’s likely Sanford’s checkered past, flip-flopping views, and regular appearance on liberal news outlets (Like CNN) that Republicanublican voters against him, Sanford says that isn’t the case.
President Trump did endorse Sanford’s opponent on Twitter but did that cost him the election? Trump responded to those allegations in a separate tweet but over-all we believe it came down to ‘who was the better choice’.
“Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”
Trump tweeted,” My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!”.
Even Sanford had to admit that it didn’t come down to Trump’s tweet. It’s ultimately up to the voters and voters want candidates more politically consistent than Sanford.
Anti-Trump South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who was unseated in a dramatic primary vote Tuesday night after the president urged voters to oust him, told Fox News’ “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Wednesday that his political career is likely over.
“That would certainly be my take,” Sanford said when asked if critics are right that the defeat puts a permanent end to his time in elected office. But, Sanford also said, “never say never.”
The primary vote could mark the conclusion of a stunning fall for Sanford, whose scandal-pocked career nearly ended in 2009, when he acknowledged having a secret extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina while serving as South Carolina’s governor. The scandal earned him the nickname “Luv Gov.”