Bolling said he was “absolutely inundated with the people here in this district running for Mace’s Charleston seat.”
“While it’s too early to get into politics after my son’s death, the overwhelming support I’ve received shows that this is not the end of my political options in South Carolina,” he added. “While I have no plans to run for Congress this cycle, I understand that President Trump remains very strong in this district.”
Mace resisted Trump’s impeachment, but wasn’t shy about discussing her differences with him. She said that the actions of the former president “endangered” her and those in the Capitol on January 6th.
Bolling was also seen as a potential main opponent for Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), Who was one of 10 Republicans in the House who voted for Trump’s impeachment. The Congressman, however, has drawn several Republican opponents.
58-year-old Bolling has flirted with running for office before. He moved to Charleston a few years ago, considering taking on GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, though he ultimately decided against it.
Bolling left Fox News in 2017 on allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denied. He later joined the conservative Sinclair collection of television channels, where he hosted America This Week until he left in January. He recently hosted a podcast featuring professional football Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Trump was keen to make Republican impeachment officers priority challenges. He has assisted Max Miller, a former White House adviser who launched a primary challenge for Ohio MP Anthony Gonzalez, who voted for impeachment. He has also vowed to fight against Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who supported Trump’s conviction.