The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Politics Losing candidate Sanford: I pledge allegiance to the flag, not Trump

16:29  14 june  2018
16:29  14 june  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

Ousted Trump-bashing Rep. Mark Sanford acknowledges his political career is likely over

  Ousted Trump-bashing Rep. Mark Sanford acknowledges his political career is likely over Anti-Trump South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who was unseated in a dramatic primary vote Tuesday night after the president urged voters to oust him, told Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum" on Wednesday that his political career is likely over. "That would certainly be my take," Sanford said when asked if critics are right that the defeat puts a permanent end to his time in elected office. But, Sanford also said, "never say never.

Some Republicans who backed Sanford in the past have switched teams, citing the Trump factor. Behind her, volunteers were getting ready to recite the Pledge of Allegiance , and they planted a cardboard stand-up of the president next to an American flag .

I pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, who lost his primary race this week hours after a last-minute Twitter broadside from President Donald Trump, warned his fellow GOPers on Thursday that the "question of allegiance" to Trump could damage the GOP.

"We swear an allegiance to the Constitution and we pledge allegiance to the flag and what was weird about this race that I've never experienced before in any race I've been a part of was an allegiance question where people say are you for or against the president," Sanford told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Rep. Sanford on GOP primary: 'I'm going to lose this race'

  Rep. Sanford on GOP primary: 'I'm going to lose this race' Trailing in the Republican congressional primary to an opponent supported in last-minute tweets by President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford told supporters Tuesday night: "I'm going to lose this race." Results were still coming in as he made the comments in suburban Charleston. With much of the vote counted, state Rep. Katie Arrington was on the cusp of winning outright. But as Sanford spoke, the race was still too close to call. Arrington says Sanford criticized Trump too much.Results were still coming in as he made the comments in suburban Charleston. With much of the vote counted, state Rep. Katie Arrington was on the cusp of winning outright. But as Sanford spoke, the race was still too close to call.

The current version: “ I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Is saying the Pledge just patriotic loyalty?

Question: "Should a Christian pledge allegiance to the flag ?". Answer: There is nothing sinful about saying a pledge , as long as the pledge does not take away from our commitment to the Lord Jesus. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States certainly does not contain any wording that

"I've never before had a question of allegiance to a person, rather than allegiance to the flag and Constitution and to a degree that's what this race came down to," he added.

Sanford on Tuesday night lost to South Carolina state Rep. Katie Arrington, a political newcomer who spent much of the campaign blasting Sanford — who had never lost an election — over his lack of loyalty to Trump.

Trump got in on the attack, too, in a tweet on Tuesday, just hours before polls closed, that ripped Sanford's disagreements with the president and the lawmaker's much-publicized extramarital affair with an Argentinian journalist.

On "Morning Joe," Sanford acknowledged that Trump's tweet hurt him but also discussed how the nature of president's "if you offend me, I'm coming back to get you"-style involvement in his race was "a little outside the norm."

Mark SanfordRep. Mark Sanford on © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Mark SanfordRep. Mark Sanford on "Morning Joe." Sanford admitted that the "traditional merit badges" of conservative values weren't a factor in the race and advised his fellow Republicans facing re-election on how best to avoid the president's ire during elections.

"Pledge allegiance to Donald Trump," he said.

Doing so, Sanford warned, could be "a mistake on a soul level."

"There are always trade offs in politics … but I think everybody's has got to answer that question for themselves," he said.

What to expect for June 12th primary in Nevada, Maine, South Carolina, Virginia, North Dakota .
Voters in five states — Nevada, North Dakota, Maine, South Carolina and Virginia — will head to the polls Tuesday to determine their general election candidates in a slew of races.Here’s what we’re watching on Tuesday:

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!