South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford warned of tribal partisanship Thursday morning, after losing his Republican primary Wednesday.
Mr. Sanford explained when asked if he was “for or against” President Trump that he tried to give a “nuanced” answer. However, he felt that the race came down to dedication to a person, which was “alarmingly dangerous.”
“We swear allegiance to the Constitution. We pledge allegiance to the flag. What was weird about this race, that I’ve never experienced in any race I’ve been apart of, was an allegiance question,” he said on the “Morning Joe” show.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
The congressman emphasized that while he challenged Mr. Trump on some issues, his voting record mostly followed the president’s agenda.
“His degree of focus on personal things, ‘If you offend me, I’m coming back to get you’ is a little outside the norm,” Mr. Sanford said.
The congressman said this kind of politics damaged one of America’s founding principles, the separation of powers.
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