Rep. Nancy Mace, RS.C., drew attention on Twitter Tuesday for exposing a transgender rights witness who condemned violent rhetoric after previously calling for violence against Supreme Court justices.
Mace, one of the few Republicans at the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, spoke with Alejandra Caraballo of Harvard Law School’s Cyber Law Clinic about the threats posed by anti-democratic extremist groups and their damage to American democracy.
She asked all witnesses if they consider violent rhetoric against government officials on social media a “threat to democracy.”
When trans woman Caraballo, known as @Esqueer_ on Twitter, responded in the affirmative, Mace pointed to Caraballo’s violent rhetoric against Supreme Court justices after the annulment of Roe v. Wade.
Mace held up a poster with Caraballo’s tweet from June 25, which read: “The 6 judges who overturned Roe should never know peace again. It is our civic duty to address them every time they are in public. They are outcasts. Since the Women don’t have their rights, these judges should never again have a moment of peace in public.”
On Twitter, users praised Mace’s liberal hypocrisy. about violent rhetoric.
“Watch @RepNancyMace destroy trans activist Alejandra Caraballo with ‘her’ own tweets,” The Libs of TikTok account posted.
“Brilliant display from Rep. @NancyMace! People who say violent rhetoric on social media is a threat to democracy and then promote violent rhetoric must be held accountable and hypocritical for the world to see,” he tweeted. Canary CEO Dan Eberhart. .
Conservative radio host Tony Bruno wrote: “This was perfectly staged by @NancyMace to deliver the coup de grace to the entire panel of hypocrites. Brilliant!”
Conservative radio host Jason Rantz praised Mace, writing, “This is it. Thank you @NancyMace!”
“Accountability is coming…” warned former Florida House of Representatives candidate Vic DeGrammont.
Former Daily Signal producer Douglas Blair tweeted: “These liberal activists are so hypocritical. They complain about ‘violent rhetoric’ coming from the right while posting the most vitriolic things imaginable.”
“It looks like Raskin is watching his mom flirt with the postman,” columnist David Marcus said of Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.,’s reaction as he sat next to Mace.
Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon wrote: “There was no ‘block’ button in real life to keep @Esqueer_ safe from being exposed as a fraud inciting violence. Sad!”
While Caraballo insisted it was not a “correct characterization” of his tweet, Mace noted that a man was arrested in June for trying to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a result of the leak of the preliminary opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Mace closed by emphasizing that threats to democracy can come from both the political left and the political right.
“It is clear to me that we have to denounce the threats to our democracy that emanate from wherever they come from, whether from the right or from the left,” he said.