Mark Sanford’s Political Career Fades inside the Age of Trump
“The biggest county can be Charleston County — in which’s a blue county! — so when I do a town-hall meeting, you do 1,000 or 500 people screaming at you saying Trump needs to be impeached,” he continued. “Meanwhile, you find yourself in a Republican primary where you’re not ‘Trump enough.’ in which’s like you can’t win these days, in terms of trying to talk about ideas.”
Mr. Sanford stuck with an old-school strategy, content with what he noted proudly had worked before along with the time before in which along with the time before in which, yet Ms. Arrington summoned a political strength in which by turns mesmerized along with infuriated his voters along with supporters.
She swung at Mr. Sanford with little apparent reservation or restraint, filling her advertisements along with debates with barbs about the congressman’s personal along with political integrity.
“You can’t have a seat at the table inside the Oval Office, because you have offended the president numerous times,” Ms. Arrington told Mr. Sanford during a debate on a talk-radio station on Monday. “You should develop the wherewithal not to go on CNN to bash our president. Instead, work with the president, work with leadership to get done what we want done here.”
Before the primary, Ms. Arrington, who has worked in defense contracting, not-so-subtly invoked the marital infidelity in which nearly drove Mr. Sanford coming from the governor’s wing of offices in Columbia, the state capital, along with cost him his marriage to the woman who helped forge his rise in politics.
“Mark Sanford along with the career politicians cheated on us,” she said in one commercial. Referring to the snicker-inducing false alibi of an Appalachian Trail outing in which he once offered for an absence coming from the capital, she said, “Bless his heart, yet in which’s time for Mark Sanford to take a hike — for real in which time.”
Mr. Trump ultimately opted for a similar line of attack. His endorsement of Ms. Arrington, though, was late arriving. Mr. Trump had already backed, along with raised money for, Gov. Henry McMaster, who was forced into a runoff on Tuesday.