LAS VEGAS — Former House Speaker and California GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy trashed Rep. Nancy Mace (R‑SC) Thursday, claiming she won’t win reelection in her purple South Carolina district.
Asked about Mace and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R‑NY) as potential running mates for former President Donald Trump in the November election, McCarthy dismissed the former immediately, telling reporters, “I don’t even think Nancy Mace can win reelection.”
As for Stefanik, he said during Trump’s Nevada caucus victory party in Las Vegas, “I think Elise is good.”
Mace was one of eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on a motion to vacate the speaker’s seat, leading to the successful ouster of McCarthy from the post just nine months in.
“I don’t think she represents her district,” McCarthy said.
He further referenced the recent mass exodus of nearly all of Mace’s c …