Representative Nancy Mace, newfound foe of ousted speaker Kevin McCarthy, has been using a software for official work that is expressly not permitted by House rules.
The South Carolinian chairs a subcommittee on CyberSecurity on the Oversight Committee, and recently passed the MACE Act, which unusually she named after herself — yet uses the work management site Monday.com to handle a number of tasks in her office.
“We used it for everything and Nancy ran it,” a former Mace staffer tells The Spectator. All legislative and media planning work went through this platform, sources say; we’re also told by former Mace staff that her office has used it to conduct constituent services that could leave personal information of her constituents potentially vulnerable.
Everything from her constituents’ phone numbers, emails, and other personal information is on the software — expressly prohibited by the House. The company itself is a publicly traded company based in Israel, raising questions about relying on a foreign entity to do business.
A spokesperson for Mace’s office did not deny to The Spectator that she uses Monday.com, or address our questions about whether she knows that it is prohibited by the House, but denied that the office uses it for constituent services, and relished in the attacks it’s facing from the “establishment.”
“Our office does not use any platform that would compromise the safety and security of any personal information, nor do we use this platform for constituent services,” her spokesperson said. “The platform in question is an internal tool to track the work of our staff, and it is used by other offices on Capitol Hill and by major corporations all over the country. We look forward to seeing the deep dive stories on them as well.” Her campaign, we’d note, has spent thousands of dollars on Monday.com in filings as recently as this March.
“If the GOP spent this much time going after Democrats or attacking wasteful spending instead of coming after principled conservatives, our country would be in a much better place,” her office continued.
While Monday.com can be a helpful project management software, it’s not an approved platform by the House of Representatives. “The House is not willing to accept risks and vulnerabilities to member data when using the product, and unacceptable terms and conditions,” according to guidelines for House staff reviewed by The Spectator.
Her ongoing usage of the site opens her up to scrutiny from both the House’s Ethics Committee or ethics watchdogs. The congresswoman may well end up with a case of the Mondays…