The first female Citadel graduate narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Cunningham.
South Carolina Congresswoman-elect Nancy Mace made history as the first Republican woman elected to the House from her state, telling "Fox & Friends" Thursday they had a red wave.
Mace, the first female Citadel graduate, narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Cunningham with the race called shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning by the Associated Press amid a tight national race between President Trump and Joe Biden.
"It's not just Democratic women who are breaking barriers," Mace told cohost Ainsley Earhardt. "Republican women are doing it all across the country this election year."
All five paid staff members on the Mace campaign team are women, ABC News 4.
"We made possible what so many people and pollsters said was impossible," Mace said about flipping the district.
"In South Carolina, rather than have a blue wave, we had a red wave, even with the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent by Jaime Harrison, we still won state House seats, state Senate races and this congressional district," Mace said.
The congresswoman-elect said she wants to help lower unemployment, work on an ObamaCare replacement and tackle other issues important to her constituents as quickly as she can.
Mace said she celebrated the victory at a Waffle House Wednesday morning, where she got her first job at 17 as a waitress after dropping out of high school.
"I wanted to finish where I started," Mace said. "Where all this started for me 25 years ago, and it was a very exciting moment."