Many Republicans agree Trump went too far but remain divided over consequences

Speaking on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., called Trump’s falsehoods about the electoral process “the big lie that was being told to the American people.”

“My life was at risk, all of my colleagues,” she said. “We were sitting ducks in the halls of Congress on Wednesday, and it was terrifying. I had to have a security detail at home. I’m still receiving threats right now online and on social media, and our words are sometimes taken quite literally. Everyone was put at risk, unnecessarily so.”

But, she said, a “snap impeachment” might be like “pouring gasoline on the fire.”

“This is serious,” she said. “This is not going away any time soon. We have time in the days, the weeks and the months ahead to address [it]. I want to be thoughtful about how we go about doing it without further tearing our nation apart, because the last thing I want to see is more violence in our country in any of our cities.”

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