When asked about the recent media coverage surrounding the riot on January 6, which followed the release of thousands of hours of video footage from the incident, Representative Nancy Mace, a Republican from South Carolina, reportedly brought up left-wing riots during an interview that took place over the weekend.
The comments were made by Mace during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Fill-in host Kaitlan Collins had asked Mace what she thought about House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) giving 40,000 hours of footage to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Mace shot back, saying that she supported the decision to release the footage while also noting that there was also extreme violence during the summer of 2020:
“I said early on last month that the release of the footage was important, that it should be released to every outlet, including CNN, every media outlet, every defense attorney, so that the public can see for itself. And there was violence on that day. You cannot deny that. And it was a dark day in our history. But so too was the summer of 2020. We saw very few arrests when there were attacks by an organization, members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter. I had my house spray-painted two summers ago, and no one’s been held to account for that.”
“And so we have got to make sure, if there’s going to be political violence in this country, no matter your political affiliation, everybody is treated and should be treated the same way,” she added.
Mace, a representative from South Carolina since 2020, has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump and his supporters, particularly in the wake of the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.