A growing number of Republicans aren’t at all reticent about pushing back at Donald Trump’s vindictive bullying.
BY LEXI LONAS
Republican Rep. Tom Rice (S.C.) slammed former President Trump in a statement on Saturday following the former president’s rally in South Carolina, calling him “a would-be tyrant.”
At the rally, Trump said Rice is a “disaster” and “total fool” and criticized the congressman for voting to impeach him following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Rice was one of 10 GOP House members to vote for impeachment at the time.
Rice’s primary opponent, South Carolina state Rep. Russell Fry (R), who was endorsed by Trump last month, also spoke at the event.
In a statement following the rally, Rice hit back at Trump, saying the former president was in South Carolina "because, like no one else I've ever met, he is consumed by spite," according to local CBS affiliate WBTW.
"I took one vote he didn't like and now he's chosen to support a yes man candidate who has and will bow to anything he says, no matter what,"