Morgan Ortagus, a former State Department spokeswoman for the Trump administration, has announced that she will be running for Congress in the 5th district of Tennessee.
Ortagus, who was glowingly endorsed by President Trump in January, is a current U.S. Navy Reserve officer, and, according to President Trump, “an absolute warrior for America First and MAGA!”
Additionally, Ortagus worked with the Trump administration on the remarkable Abraham Accords, which secured a peace treaty between five Muslim nations and the country of Israel. Trump continued in his endorsement of Ortagus, stating, “She won’t bow to the woke mob or the leftist lamestream media. Morgan Ortagus will have my complete and total Endorsement if she decides to run!”
According to a report from Newsmax, Ortagus’ decision to throw her hat into the congressional ring could mean an upset for Democrats in Tennessee’s 5th district. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., announced that he will not be running to reclaim his House seat in the district due to redistricting.
This means that Ortagus could flip a House seat from blue to red.
Trump added in his official endorsement of Ortagus that “she was fantastic working in her role with Secretary Mike Pompeo at the U.S. State Department and understands the threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and others, and will be tough, not just roll over like the Democrats and RINOs.”
Ortagus reminded potential voters of her time serving with the Trump administration in her official announcement on Fox News’ show, “Fox and Friends,” on Monday: “I have raised my hand and I have volunteered to join the military, to serve in the Trump administration, and I’m really excited to announce this morning that I am raising my hand to run for Congress in Tennessee District 5.”
Ortagus’ run for Congress is another chance for Republicans to seize a House seat as the GOP is poised to sweep midterm races across the country in 2022 ahead of a possible 2024 presidential bid from Trump himself.