'Nutty' Katrina Pierson ridiculed after announcing possible congressional run: 'She has a lot of baggage'
Katrina Pierson appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Katrina Pierson is planning to enter a crowded Republican primary field for the vacant congressional seat that had been held by Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), who died last month from the coronavirus.

Pierson, a Tea Party activist who served as Donald Trump's 2016 campaign spokeswoman was a top adviser to his unsuccessful re-election bid, plans to file for the GOP primary in a district where she does not currently live, and sources told The Hill that she was expected to receive the former president's endorsement.

"There is a lot of excitement about my potential candidacy, and I am honored to have so much local support," Pierson told the website. "As a proven conservative fighter, from my home state of Texas, I remain committed to furthering the America First agenda. I was with President Trump long before the historic escalator ride, and I remain with him still. I will make my final decision within the next 48 hours."

Her potential candidacy was not met with universal approval.