• Nancy Mace is practicing shooting after someone vandalized her home in May
  • Mace's car was vandalized one month before the November 2020 elections
  • She did not support Trump's efforts to overturn the election results

Nancy Mace, R-SC, said she started carrying a gun after her home was vandalized in May.

"I carry a gun wherever I go today. Wherever I'm allowed to, I do carry," Mace said in a recent interview with FOX News.

Mace further revealed that she now goes to the gun range "almost weekly to practice shooting."

Black spray paint was used to scrawl profanity and draw anarchist symbols on her Charleston home in May. Mace was reportedly not at home when it was vandalized. The graffiti has since been cleaned up.

Earlier in June, the Charleston Police Department released a photo of the person suspected of vandalizing Mace's home.

Police said they noticed similarities between the latest vandalism and another incident that took place at Bishop England High School earlier this year, CBS affiliate WTOC-TV reported.

The recent vandalism on Mace's house came less than a year after someone spray-painted profanity on her car.

At the time, the Mount Pleasant Police Department said they responded to Mace's call at the parking lot of the Bowman Road Nordstrom Rack and found that the vehicle had a long scratch on the driver's door, CBS affiliate WCSC-TV reported.

A day after the incident, Mace said the vandalism was "an attempt to intimidate me during this run for Congress."

Mace narrowly defeated Democrat incumbent Joe Cunningham in the November 2020 elections. Cunningham later released a statement, stating he "sincerely" hopes the suspect in Mace's car vandalism "is found and held accountable."

Earlier this year, local newspaper The Post and Courier reported that Mace was "insulted, threatened and was locked inside her office" when pro-Trump supporters stormed the capitol building on Jan. 6.

Mace is one of the Republican representatives who pushed back against former U.S. President Donald Trump's work in reversing election results following his presidential defeat to Joe Biden.

Mace said secured a concealed weapons permit after receiving death threats in December.

The 43-year-old politician was the first female graduate from The Citadel's Corps of Cadets. She is also the first Republican woman to be elected to Congress from the state of South Carolina.

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