Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) on Tuesday tricked a Harvard law teacher and transgender rights activist by using her own tweets against her during a House hearing on extremist rhetoric.
During a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on the “threat to American democracy posed by white supremacist ideologies,” Mace said asked The Six Witnesses whether they believed that harsh political rhetoric posed a “threat to democracy.”
Alejandra Caraballo, a transgender rights activist and clinical instructor for Harvard Law, replied “yes,” before Mace exposed the progressive advocate’s apparent hypocrisy given her past activities on social media.
Mace had ready two tweets from Caraballo printed on billboards, one of which called for addressing the Supreme Court justices who were ruling in favor of overthrowing Roe v. Wade decided.
Caraballo’s June 25 tweet read, “The 6 judges who overthrew Roe should never find peace again. It is our civic duty to speak to them whenever they are in public. They are pariahs. Since women have no rights, these judges should never again have a peaceful moment in public.”
The South Carolina Republican went on to share her own personal experiences of speaking and how threats have prompted her to carry a gun for protection.
“I know something about being approached,” Mace said, adding that she was “physically approached” by a constituent in Washington, DC on Jan. 5 and didn’t have intruders at her home until August.
“I carry a gun everywhere I go, when I’m in my district and when I’m home, because I know personally that rhetoric has consequences,” Mace said.
The South Carolina Republican then featured a November tweet from Caraballo which read: “It is so clear that Justice Alito is corrupt and SCOTUS as an institution is compromised. This is not a legitimate court making decisions. It is a body of the extreme right that follows only outcome-determining logic and not any well-established jurisprudence.”
Mace asked the activist if she stood by her comments and “that kind of rhetoric on social media” and if she believed “it’s a threat to democracy.”
Caraballo argued that her tweets were not properly characterized.
Mace ended her questioning of Caraballo by reporting on the arrest of a man who allegedly tried to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the court rolled back abortion rights, stressing that there are threats to democracy from both of the political left as well as of the political right.
“I realize that we have to address the threats to our democracy where they come from, whether on the right or left,” Mace argued.
After the hearing, Mace had a warning for others who may not be practicing what they preach.
“If you want to be a hypocrite advocating violence online, you probably shouldn’t be doing it to testify on my committee…” she tweeted.
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