A horrible accident has left people asking a lot of questions.
GOP congressional candidate Katie Arrington was severely injured in an automobile accident on Friday night.
For those of you unfamiliar with the candidate, Arrington was up against an incumbent in South Carolina.
Mark Sanford, her primary opponent, is a household name in the state.
Sanford served as governor of the state from 2003 to 2011.
He was also a two-time congressman, having first served from 1995 to 2001.
Mr. Sanford won the post again in 2013.
Now, conspiracy theories surrounding Sanford’s election are starting to pop off — because President Donald Trump did not back Sanford.
In fact, after the election, Trump sent a congratulatory tweet to Arrington, stating he thought Sanford was a bad candidate:
My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win – but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Sanford is one of several incumbent candidates that have found themselves challenged by a new breed of conservatives backing the president.
According to reports, Arrington and one other car were involved in the accident.
Arrington was on her way to an event in Hilton Head when the collision happened.
The other vehicle was reportedly traveling in the wrong lane.
The driver of the second vehicle was reportedly killed in the accident.
Arrington survived, but will have major surgery this week for her injuries, including the removal of some of her small intestines.
To his credit, her opponent, Democrat Joe Cunningham, stated he would be suspending all campaign activities until further notice.
President Trump also sent some well wishes to Arrington and the families of everyone in the accident:
My thoughts and prayers are with Representative Katie Arrington of South Carolina, including all of those involved in last night’s car accident, and their families. https://t.co/rWYt2VBjxc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2018
There is little doubt Arrington will find her way back after this accident.
She is a strong woman and has a very bright future in politics.
Get well, Ms. Arrington. That congressional race will be there waiting for you when you get back.