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.
Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, Clarkson Mayor Ted Terry, and now Sarah Riggs Amico have announced their intentions to challenge Perdue.
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.”
Too many Washington politicians aren’t worthy of the faith we’ve placed in them. They claim to share our values, but their actions betray us. I’m running for U.S. Senate in Georgia because we deserve leaders who will renew our faith in America. Join me at https://t.co/sp0QGKJ3X0. pic.twitter.com/lRzwGzf0CN
— Sarah Riggs Amico (@SarahRiggsAmico) August 27, 2019
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
“an 8-year-old taking care of a very small 4-year-old with matted hair couldn’t convince the little one to take a shower.”
An administration allowing these conditions is DISQUALIFIED from calling itself:
1. Pro-family values
2. Aligned w/Christianity
— Sarah Riggs Amico (@SarahRiggsAmico) June 22, 2019