The left did not expect this at all…
Whittney Williams entered the U.S. illegally from Taiwan at the age of 10, but now she is running for Michigan Congress with high hopes for a border wall and zero tolerance for socialism.
Williams, the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee’s Director of Diversity, announced her plans to unseat Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens. Stevens, who voted yes to a minimum federal wage of $15 and co-sponsored a bill condemning the “racist rhetoric” of President Trump, may eventually have an unorthodox contender.
“I am running for Congress because I love our country, believe in the American Dream, and want to fight back against the radical left’s socialist agenda,” Williams said in a press release, “This country has given me everything, and I hope to have the opportunity to give back by defending the Constitution and our fundamental American values.”
Williams grew up in a poverty-ridden household born to Taiwanese parents in southern California who exceeded their visas. Her parents filled their fridge with 29 cent McDonald’s cheeseburgers when times were tough — 39 cent cheeseburgers were a reward, she said.
Her “closet” was nothing more than a trashcan, and she learned English through repeated recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. At age 13, she was robbed, paid international tuition rates to get herself through college, and was denied the Navy’s ability to serve her country because of her immigration status.
Her childhood was a harsh reality, but according to her campaign, it did not affect her love of America.
Instead, personal hardship has inspired a commitment for those who wish to enter the country illegally to avoid similar realities. Unbridled illegal immigration is not the answer for the hopeful Congressional, but border security is, said a spokesman for the campaign of Williams.
“As a former illegal immigrant who lived in the shadows for 16 years, I know what that experience is like and wish it on no one. Congressional Democrats are lying to the American public – they would rather have open borders instead of actually solving the immigration crisis and supporting Dreamers like me.” Williams told the Caller, “They know the immigration crisis cannot be solved as long as they push their radical anti-American, anti-immigrant, and anti-Dreamer open border agenda. I support border security to put an end to this once and for all.”
Williams is also committed to rejuvenating the Michigan auto industry. As a product specialist in the automotive industry, she draws on her own experience and echoes the rhetoric of President Donald Trump, calling for “fair trade.”
Williams was concerned about the Democratic Party’s treatment of her and other illegal aliens; she felt labeled.
“They were using people like her that were in her position as a political prop,” a campaign spokesman said.
“She’s crossed all of the preconceived notions – these boxes that they put you in – that you have to think a certain way because of what you look like or where you’re from or who you are. She destroys identity politics game,” he continued.
As well as expressing feelings for smaller government and lower taxes, Williams identifies as pro-Second Amendment and pro-life, her campaign website confirms.
“As somebody who is who she is, the Democrats can’t use their typical playbook against her,” a spokesman for her campaign said.