Congresswoman Nancy Mace is in Britney Spears' corner. The South Carolina Republican appeared on Sunday's Fox News Live to discuss the bipartisan FREE Act, which she co-sponsored with Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida, and also took the opportunity to share her horror at the alleged abuses the pop star has endured under her 13-year conservatorship.
"I want to thank Britney Spears. It took a lot of courage for her to come forward in a very public way as a celebrity and a public figure, detailing the abuses of her conservatorship just last month in June," began Mace. "Her situation is a total nightmare, and if it can happen to her of all people, then it can happen to anyone."
The "Free Britney Act" was introduced July 20 by the two members of the House of Representatives. Mace explained that if it passes, it would allow someone who is under a conservatorship "to petition a judge, petition the court, for an independent or public guardian -- someone who can oversee the conservatorship, who doesn't have a conflict of interest, financial or otherwise." She noted that at present, there are about 1.3 million people in the country who are under a conservatorship.