George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser, has seen an opening and is running for it. There’s a new spot open in Congress with Katie Hill, the Democratic Representative from California, deciding to resign amid a sex scandal. The Republican has decided that he’s ready to make his way into a more political role.
The paperwork was filed on Tuesday for him to run within the 25th district of California. However, he’s not the only one. There are six other Republicans and one other Democrat who is hot to fill the seat.
Although the paperwork has been filed, Papadopoulos has not issued any kind of public statement to announce his Congressional bid. However, many people knew that it was coming because of his teasing on Twitter. He also knew that it was going to be quite the fight for the empty seat, with a comment that he was “smelling blood in the water.”
He announced that someone has to step up. He loves his state of California too much to “see it run down by candidates like Hill.” Hill felt as though she had no choice but to step down after the House Committee on Ethics announced that they were opening an investigation to look into the sexual allegations of having an improper relationship with one of her Congressional staffers. This would have violated House rules. She was also going through a divorce which led to nude photos of her being leaked online.
The FEC filing identifies georgeforcongress.com as the official website for the campaign. The site clearly looks as though it is still being built, however, the main note says that the goal is to put the 25th district of California “back in Republican hands.” There is also an invitation to join his campaign in order to fight against Democratic corruption.
Many people are surprised to see Papadopoulos running it considering just two years ago, he pleaded guilty regarding lies to the FBI after he had discussed interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government. He had Kremlin-linked contacts who told him in 2016 about Hillary Clinton and the dirt that the Russians had on her in the form of “thousands of emails.”
While prosecutors sought a six-month term for Papadopoulos, the federal judge ultimately sentenced him to 14 days in prison as a result of lying to the FBI. Papadopoulos cooperated with the investigation fully and requested leniency from the judge. He was released in December 2018.
This isn’t the first time Papadopoulos had talked about running for Congress, though it is the first time that he actually made the FEC filing. In 2018, he tweeted that he planned to run for Congress in 2020 and that he will win.
There’s a majority of Democrats not only in the House but also in California. With Katie Hill out of the picture, it leaves some room in order to turn the tables a little bit. If Papadopoulos were to win, it wouldn’t be enough to gain a majority in the House but it would be enough to create some additional hesitation in the House that, perhaps, they don’t have the ability to maintain the majority in 2020 as they assume.
With so many issues happening across California, with such things as taxes on the rise, sanctuary cities protecting illegal immigrants, and blackouts around the state as a result of power companies protecting against wildfires, it’s safe to say that the state is a mess. The only ones to blame for the mess are the Democrats as they have been running rampant through the state government for entirely too long. Not only Dems but the leftist-leaning progressives that have ever threatened to exist. This is causing quite a few California residents to hesitate when they color in the bubble that they vote Democrat instead of Republican.
While Papadopoulos seems like a longshot to get the 25th District seat, there are six other GOP candidates who are also filling out the FEC paperwork. Someone needs to get the job done so that they can prove to California that voting Democrat is not the way to live a quality life. Most residents are unhappy with the state for one reason or another – so the only logical step would be to make the switch to the GOP.
Katie Hill sleeping with one of her congressional staffers may have been one of the best things for California. Now, they can get a Republican into the seat who will actually know how to deal with the cesspool that takes up most of the West Coast.