In an unexpected turn of events at GOP presidential candidate Tim Scott’s prayer breakfast in South Carolina, Rep. Nancy Mace caused discomfort among the roomful of Christians with her candid remarks about her fiancé and their morning intimacy. The event, hosted by Senator Scott and attended by several prominent politicians, took an awkward twist when Mace took the podium.
Addressing the audience, Mace, 45, shared a humorous anecdote about her morning routine, recounting how she almost missed the breakfast due to her fiancé’s amorous advances. She humorously narrated, “When I woke up this morning at seven, I was getting picked up at 7:45. Patrick, my fiancé, tried to pull me by my waist over this morning in bed and I was like, ‘No, baby, we don’t got time for that this morning. I got to get to the prayer breakfast and I got to be on time.’ A little TMI.” Some in the crowd nervously laughed as she continued, assuring them that her fiancé could wait, and they would meet later that night.
However, Mace’s light-hearted joke took an uncomfortable turn for the conservative Christian audience, as sex outside of marriage is traditionally considered a sin among their beliefs. Despite her attempt to add humor to the situation, the subject matter seemed to be a misstep for the prayer breakfast setting.
Nancy Mace at Tim Scott’s prayer breakfast:
“I woke up this morning at 7, Patrick my fiancé tried to pull me by my waist in bed and I was like ‘no baby we don’t have time for that this morning’ I gotta get to the prayer breakfast… He can wait. I’ll see him later tonight.” pic.twitter.com/LzAJ5M84P1
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 27, 2023
Senator Scott, who is seen as a longshot candidate, has been experiencing a surge in the polls recently. According to a poll released this week, he reached 11% support in Iowa, where the GOP presidential primary is scheduled to kick off in January. He still trails behind former President Donald Trump, who holds 46% support, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, with 16%, in the same poll.
Scott’s growing support has also been evident in New Hampshire, the second state to vote in the Republican primary, as reported by Fox News.
The prayer breakfast, which was intended to be a solemn and unifying event, took an unexpected turn with Mace’s frank remarks about her personal life. While her intention might have been to inject some levity into the gathering, it evidently did not sit well with the conservative Christian audience present.
Listen to the full speech here:
Here is the full speech (PG-rated jokes and all) from Wednesday’s prayer breakfast. My speech was actually about a very vulnerable time in my life and I shed a few tears telling the story about how the church changed my life.🧵1/4 pic.twitter.com/ECp8QUFphJ
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) July 28, 2023