South Carolina Never-Trumper Mark Sanford is going into the June 12th primary bleeding from his own self-inflicted wounds.
In a state where the President won easily in 2016 and who remains popular to this day, Rep Mark Sanford has fought Trump tooth and nail and now looks like he could lose the June 12th primary to Trump supporter Katie Arrington. I can tell you for a fact, that I will be pulling the lever for Ms. Arrington.
Sanford has attacked Trump for allegations that the president had an affair years ago with washed-up porn star Stormy Daniels–something the establishment media are fascinated with, but, by and large, Republican voters could not care less about–saying the allegations against Trump are “deeply troubling” while admitting he has only been working with the Trump administration “imperfectly.” Sanford even blamed Trump for the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that severely injured House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), stating the president was “partially” at fault for the shooter’s actions.
“I would argue that the president has unleashed, partially, again not in any way totally, but partially to blame for the demons that have been unleashed,” Sanford said in an appearance on the anti-Trump MSNBC show Morning Joe. “The fact that you’ve got the top guy saying, ‘I wish I can hit you in the face. If not, why don’t you, and I’ll pay your legal fees,’ that’s bizarre. We ought to call it as such.”
I find it both interesting and hypocritical of Sanford to bring up the accusation of a Trump affair. As governor of my state of South Carolina, he disappeared for several days. He had an aide tell the press he was hiking in the Appalachian Mountains when he was really in South America seeing his mistress as his wife and kids stayed home alone in the Governor’s mansion.
From going on a hike to taking a hike. I’m lovin’ it.