Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) grilled Alejandra Caraballo, a far-left transgender activist, during a House hearing on Tuesday over some of the past statements that the activist has made.
The exchange happened during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on “The Evolution of Anti-Democratic Extremist Groups and the Ongoing Threat to Democracy.”
Mace asked all the witnesses called by the Democrat-controlled committee if rhetoric on social media was a problem or a threat to U.S. democracy. All the witnesses answered, “yes.”
Mace then asked if rhetoric targeting officials with violence presented a threat to U.S. democracy. Again, all the witnesses responded, “yes.”
Mace then pulled up old tweets from Caraballo after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in which Caraballo wrote highly inflammatory remarks.
“The 6 justices who overturned Roe should never know peace again,” Caraballo tweeted. “It is our civic duty to accost them every time they are in public. They are pariahs. Since women don’t have their rights, these justices should never have a peaceful moment in public again.”
“I have a question … yes or no: Do you believe your rhetoric is a threat to democracy when you’re calling to accost a branch of government, the Supreme Court?” Mace asked.
“I don’t believe that’s a correct characterization of my statements,” Caraballo claimed.
“Did you not tweet that?” Mace asked. “That you thought Supreme Court justices should be accosted?”
Caraballo repeatedly claimed that Mace’s remarks were not a correct characterization of Caraballo’s exact words.
“It’s clear to me that we have to call out the threats to our democracy emanating from where they come, whether it’s the Right or the Left,” Mace said. “I look forward to working with anyone, Republican or Democrat … to address these threats from within and without, and I look forward to inviting more people who actually know what they’re talking about to our witness panels in the 118th Congress.”
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 13, 2022