Abortion debate could derail Democrats in Georgia


With Georgia’s 2020 senate race soon to be one of the most closely watch contests this election cycle, will Georgian’s vote along with their faith, or will they vote along with the current economic successes of the Trump administration?

U.S. Senator David Purdue (R) seems to be in a good position with the latest polls showing that his approval rating hovering just over 50 percent.

Democrats are targeting this seat and a handful of others around the country in their effort to flip the Senate back to their side.

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Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Clarkson Mayor Ted Terry, and now Sarah Riggs Amico have announced their intentions to challenge Perdue.

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In her announcement video, Amico framed her senatorial campaign around “faith,” as the one-time Lt. Gov candidate slighted the Trump administration with a very well-toned video that touches on illegal immigration detention, gun violence, and alternative lifestyles, issues she says, “test our faith.”

Amico, who is a former Republican, says she is a pro-choice evangelical Christian and believes that “Washington politicians” do not share the same “values” as most Americans.

Amico believes that “all people were created equal” and “deserving of equal rights and equal opportunities,” but if you ask pro-Life proponents, an unborn child also deserves the same “rights” and “opportunities” that newborn babies enjoy.

“We share common values,” said Amico “We deserve leaders who will stand up for our values all the time.”

Democrats made a spirited challenge to turn Georgia blue in 2018 but failed. The state votes Republican and its residents are for the most part faith-based, but split on the passage and signing into law of the controversial “Heartbeat Bill.”

On June 22, Amico tweeted that the Trump administration “DISQUALIFIED” itself from calling itself of having “pro-family values” and aligning “w/Christianity.”

According to the Huffington Post, the overwhelming majority of pro-Life “white evangelicals” like Amico, voted President Trump into office oppose abortion.

“It could even be said that abortion is the single issue that gave the 2016 U.S. Presidential election to Donald Trump, since 81% of white evangelicals, a group that is against abortion by 61% or more, voted for Trump.”-Huffpo

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com