A woman pardoned by Donald Trump announces run against Georgia representative John Lewis.
The woman by name Angela Stanton-King was pardoned last month by President Trump for her criminal offence in 2004 in which she was convicted for car- theft and was sentenced to six months in home confinement and has since then become a best- selling author alongside television personality.
She made this known in a tweet by announcing her congressional bid, she said it has nothing to do with replacing Lewis but instead “about picking up the torch and continuing the fight for Justice in the country”.
Below is the tweet from angela;
Thanks for your prayers, it’s official. I’m running for U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Georgia. This isn’t about replacing John Lewis, this is about picking up the torch and continuing the fight for Justice.
She added “I’m honored to be running for my 18th term in Congress representing the citizens of Georgia’s 5th district,” she mentioned this in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “My constituents know me, they know my record, and they know that I have fought tirelessly for them for the last 33 years,”
Lewis said abortion will be her campaign’s top focus, in addition to criminal justice and so also helping black prison inmates re-enter society and begin their lives again, the newspaper reported.
However, she mentioned that Whenever she thinks about Rep. John Lewis, “the image I have in my head is him on the Selma bridge,” she said, referring to the congressman’s role during the 1965 march on Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.
“I have the utmost respect for the contributions that he has made to black America,” she added. “However, this isn’t the Selma bridge, and our babies are dying. It is time for war” she noted.