Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) is ready to renew his assist for previous President Donald Trump, but only if he apologizes for the functions of Jan. 6.
Rice, just one of only ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump pursuing the Capitol riot, stated he was “furious” above Trump’s “action or inactivity” with regards to the Capitol protests on Jan. 6, 2021, including that impeaching him was “the conservative vote.”
When questioned if he would assist Trump for yet another presidential operate, Rice responded with “no,” then promptly additional, “There is certainly just one way,” throughout an job interview ABC News launched Sunday.
“If he arrived out and stated, ‘I’m sorry, and that I manufactured a massive error on Jan. 6,’ then I may well think about it,” Rice stated.
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The South Carolina agent also stated he thinks a 2024 presidential operate from Trump would “harm” the GOP.
When questioned if Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy ought to be speaker if Republicans get back again the Household of Reps, Rice, who has expressed disappointment in McCarthy’s embrace of Trump, stated he was “not likely to reply that just one suitable now.”
Rice additional he thinks Rep. Liz Cheney, yet another Republican who voted to impeach Trump, would be “a wonderful speaker,” contacting her “a actual Republican” and “really conservative.”
Rice’s responses on Trump and the midterm elections appear soon right after an inner poll observed him major his Trump-endorsed opponent, South Carolina condition Rep. Russell Fry, with Rice getting 38% assist among the probable Republican major voters and Fry getting 21% assist. Rice is operating for reelection in the seventh Congressional District of South Carolina, a secure Republican district that operates from Grand Strand to Pee Dee.
Trump has not declared regardless of whether he will operate for president in 2024, but he has hinted several instances he ideas to enter the contest, most not too long ago throughout his overall look at the NRA conference in Could.