Former Fox News host and current conservative TV talk show speaker Eric Bolling is in preliminary discussions about running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bolling is reportedly considering waging a primary against GOP Rep. Tom Rice, who voted for then-President Donald Trump’s impeachment, or another Republican representative, Nancy Mace.
Bolling now lives in South Carolina, so he is considering running against either Rice or Mace because of their voting records.
The Daily Wire reported:
“I absolutely love living in South Carolina and taking time to listen to voters (and viewers), and what I hear is total frustration with President Biden’s aggressive progressive agenda. South Carolina is conservative, and South Carolinians deserve conservative representation in D.C.”
Bolling has considered entering the political arena before, having moved to South Carolina with the possibility of taking on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), though he ultimately decided against it. Bolling, who used to be a Wall Street trader, worked at Fox News for 11 years until leaving the network amid sexual misconduct allegations that he has denied. He supported Trump and interviewed him several times.
Trump has expressed his intention to use primary races to derail Republicans such as Rice who did not support him. Mace, though she opposed impeachment, nevertheless cooled toward the former president in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Many conservatives would love the chance to vote for a pro-Trump lawmaker over a RINO who voted to impeach Trump.
During his recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump went directly after several Republicans in the House and Senate who voted to impeach him over the Jan. 6 mayhem at the U.S. Capitol.
“I will be actively working to elect strong, tough, and smart Republican leaders,” Trump said.
“Now more than ever is the time for tough, strong, and energetic Republican leaders who have spines of steel. We need strong leadership. We cannot have leaders who show more passion for condemning their fellow Americans than they have ever shown for standing up to Democrats, the media, and the radicals who want to turn America into a socialist country,” he added.
“Instead of attacking me and, more importantly, the voters of our movement, top establishment Republicans in Washington should be spending their energy in opposing Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and the Democrats,” Trump continued.
“I’ve said to some of them, I said, you know, during the Obama years and now during Biden, if you spent the same energy on attacking them, you’d actually be successful,” he said.
“The Democrats don’t have grandstanders like Mitt Romney, little Ben Sasse, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey,” Trump said.
“And in the house, Tom Rice, South Carolina, Adam Kinzinger, Dan Newhouse, Anthony Gonzalez, that’s another beauty, Fred Upton, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Peter Meijer, John Katko, David Valadao, and of course the warmonger, a person that loves seeing our troops fighting, Liz Cheney, how about that?” he concluded.
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Author: Martin Walsh