Angela Stanton-King, an author and former offender who pardoned President Trump last month, is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress against civil rights leader and incumbent MP John Lewis.
TMZ reports that Stanton-King was at the Georgia Capitol Building on Friday morning (March 6) to register as a Republican candidate for the state's 5th congressional district. This is only three weeks (February 19) after Trump pardoned her for a six-month prison term in 2007 for her role in a ring with stolen vehicles.
Stanton-King faces a legendary civil rights leader who has held this position since 1987 in just eight months. The Lewis District spans most of the Atlanta Metro and is almost 60 percent African-American.
Thank you for your prayers. It is official. I'm running for the U.S. representative for the 5th district of Georgia. It's not about replacing John Lewis, it's about lifting the torch and continuing the fight for justice. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/tsbTrUtVGN
– Angela Stanton-King (@theangiestanton), March 6, 2020
"Thank you for your prayers, it's official," Stanton wrote in a tweet that contains pictures of her signing the official papers. "I'm running for the U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Georgia. It's not about replacing John Lewis, it's about lifting the torch and continuing the fight for justice."
Stanton-King has also written offensive social media posts, including this tweet about the LGBTQ community.
Shortly after she was pardoned, Stanton-King made false statements about President Obama. She claimed that the 44th President of the United States helped imprison blacks through his 2010 Fair Sentencing Act. However, the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 has been widely praised by Democrats and Republicans for reducing minimum sentences and eliminating the minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine.
Stanon-King's run has no political experience. Your claim to fame is a book published in 2012 entitled Life of a Real Housewife. She claimed that she and Atlanta Star Phaedra Parks' former real housewives and her former husband Apollo Nida were involved in various criminal companies, including counterfeiting and a complicated "federal racketeering scheme" aimed at stealing luxury cars.
Parks later filed a $ 30 million lawsuit against Stanton-King. The case was dismissed in 2016.
Stanton-King is also close to Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who supports Trump and defends his racism. At least two children of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against the president.
Alveda King was also in Trump's cabinet room on February 28 when former NFL player Jack Brewer said he was the "first black president."
TMZ spoke to Stanton-King on Friday and asked why she was running for the seat. She says she wants to "continue to fight for justice for Black America and help people understand that our unborn babies deserve justice."
“When I think of Rep. John Lewis, the picture I have in my head is on the Selma Bridge. I have the greatest respect for the contributions he has made to Black America, ”Stanton-King told the Atlanta Journal constitution, referring to the role of Congressman during the 1965 March on Edmund Pettus Bridge, Alabama. "However, this is not the Selma Bridge and our babies are dying. It is time for war."
Stanton's "war" is against a woman's right to vote. One of their biggest campaign problems is said to be a cruise against abortion providers and Roe v. Wade yourself.
It remains to be seen how real Angela Stanton-King's motives are, but her fate could be similar to Stacey Dash's failed run for a convention seat in a predominantly black area in 2018.
Rep. John Lewis is currently battling pancreatic cancer. He recently spoke on the 55th anniversary of Blood Sunday in Selma, Alabama, where his skull was made at the age of 25.
Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP via Getty Images
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