Oh hell no!
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
George Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign adviser and a convicted felon, is running for Congress. According to a Tuesday FEC filing, Papadopoulos is running to replace Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) following her resignation earlier this week after allegations of affairs with staffers and the publication of nude pictures of the lawmaker. “Former foreign policy advisor to President Trump and author George Papadopoulos is now running to put California’s 25th Congressional District seat back in Republican hands,” reads a statement on Papadopoulos’ newly minted campaign website. “Help fight back against Democrat corruption by joining George’s campaign today!” Papadopoulos spent 12 days in federal prison last year after pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI during its investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016. He was placed under 12-month supervision after his release in December, a provision still in place as he launches his campaign.
Wait, how can a convicted felon even run for Congress?
It also appears that Papadopolous knew that Hill was about to be forced out of office before she did.
BREAKING NEWS: Evidence Emerges That Convicted Felon and Ex-Trump National Security Adviser George Papadopoulos May Have Had Foreknowledge of Attack on House Oversight Committee Vice Chair Rep. Katie Hill, An Attack That Quickly Opened Up Her Congressional Seat for Him to Run For https://t.co/Ij10wqnsnE
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 30, 2019
Yeah, methinks this whole thing was worked out well in advance.
I don’t know who the Democrats are going to choose to run for Hill’s abandoned seat but I would not think they should have much a problem beating a former Trump campaign adviser who spent time in prison.
You know what I mean?