Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said “I support Mark Sanford” before heading into an immigration meeting with House Republican leadership on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon.

By Tuesday night, Meadows was lamenting Sanford’s fate. He hesitated to blame it on Trump.

“The people of South Carolina have spoken tonight,” he said. “I think a tweet at the eleventh hour is not going to decide a race one way or another.”

Arrington made Sanford’s disagreements with Trump a cornerstone of her campaign. She branded Sanford as a “Never Trump” Republican in name only who almost reflexively disagrees with the president.