“Given that this is Thanksgiving week, I’m very thankful for the opportunity to announce my candidacy for California’s 25th congressional district,” Papadopoulos told Fox and Friends. “It’s a district which Republicans held for 26 years up until recently when Katie Hill…resigned due to her unethical behavior both in the halls of Congress and in the district that she represented.”
Papadopoulos continued, “This is a state with tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the governing apparatus and the party in this state has driven it right into the ground. I have been living here for over a year and a half, and people every single day, when I go and talk around the districts, the state, the country, they tell me we need a candidate to represent the community that has an America First agenda at heart, that supports the president, and if elected to Congress, would propose and enact legislation that would advance this agenda.”
Hill was forced to resign last month after it was revealed she had a three-way affair with a staffer and her husband, prompting a House Ethics Committee probe. Compromising naked photos of Hill were also released, as well as photos of her with a bong and kissing her campaign aide.
Papadopoulos became a key figure in the FBI’s sham Russia investigation after he met with Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud in London in April of 2016. It was in that meeting that Mifsud told Papadopoulos that he had damaging information from the Russians on Hillary Clinton.
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