Rep. Nancy Mace says she will carry a firearm on Capitol Hill if permitted after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.
“When I am able, with a permit, to concealed carry then I will be carrying. … I will not be put in that situation again,” she said in an interview with WJCL.
Mace, a freshman Republican from South Carolina, applied for a concealed carry license in Washington, D.C., a week before the Capitol was breached on Wednesday.
“The only line of defense we had between the violet mob and members of Congress were the Capitol Hill Police. It was clear they were overrun: There were thousands of people trying to overrun the capital,” the lawmaker said. “We didn’t have a way to protect ourselves; we didn’t have security on us; we didn’t have firearms protecting us.”
Mace, who has been subject to death threats over her refusal to challenge the counting of the Electoral College votes,