Three of the former Mace aides said in interviews that, within her office, she was known to exclaim passionately about how much she despised Trump.
Some of the former staffers interviewed contended that Mace’s approach to her job changed after constituents began making it known they disagreed with her forceful anti-Trump position in the wake of the Capitol siege. No matter what she may have thought personally, according to her former aides, Mace began softening toward Trump as she sought to read the political climate among her district’s Republicans.
At one point, to hammer home the rightward shift in her identity, signs were taped to the walls asking “What would Club for Growth do?” — a reference to the influential conservative group, according to a third former aide.
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