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.
Here we go. All the nuts will be surfacing.
— Marian Feldman (@diamondlil59) March 1, 2021
Why can't they just go the hell away
— BombsAwayPodCast (@BombsAwayPodC) March 1, 2021
Pierson better check she doesn't have any outstanding arrest warrants first.
— push to activate (@onehumanbean) March 1, 2021
These folks just LOVE losing.
— John C. Sinclair (@JohnCSinclair) March 1, 2021
She will have to run against three other solid candidates, one of them Ron Wright's wife. She has a lot of baggage, some of it already outlined on the thread, but she's also a convicted shoplifter.
— Cindy (@NelwynToes) March 1, 2021
All anyone ever needs to know about Katrina Pierson: pic.twitter.com/MI10NHMq18
— Wallace Ritchie (@WallaceRitchie) March 1, 2021
Lord help us all.
— Democracy Lives (@KGlikes8645) March 1, 2021
Well, I hear it's hard for them to get employed elsewhere?...
— Peter Lichota (@DrSpockets) March 1, 2021
She couldn't get a job in the Trump Administration. She is as nutty as the rest
— Beangirl723 (@Celinabean723) March 1, 2021
Seems poetic that she would run for a seat vacated by someone that the administration she supported helped to kill. Trump knew Covid-19 was airborne and deadly in Jan2020. Remember Dr Atlas?...the herd immunity kook Trump relied upon versus Dr Fauci?
— JustTheFactsMa'am (@PByronGT) March 1, 2021