Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican.
Papadopoulos is running for the state's 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn.
In October of 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to make false statements to the FBI. He served twelve days in a federal prison.
Trump has said his former advisor was just a "coffee boy."
State Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who is a Democrat running for the seat, blasted Papadopoulos.
"If he pled guilty to lying to the FBI - how do we know he'll tell us the truth? We deserve someone from our community serving as our voice - not Trump's wannabe political hack," Smith said.
@GeorgePapa19 @realDonaldTrump .@georgepapa19 - let us know if you can find #CA25 on this map! #CA25 https://t.co/UJbUSHakNw— Christy Smith (@Christy Smith) 1572390668.0
NEW FEC F1 #CA25 George Papadopoulos for Congress https://t.co/jN6TVudMgT https://t.co/iWXBr0trCW— CATargetBot (@CATargetBot) 1572386294.0