There is no doubt that the U.S. House Democrat foursome known as “the Squad” gets low marks among Republican primary hopefuls in Alabama.
Jessica Taylor, one the candidates vying for the GOP nod in Alabama’s second congressional district race, is making the most out of that unpopularity to set herself apart from the other candidates.
The Prattville resident announced her candidacy earlier this week and joined Huntsville’s radio WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show” on Friday to elaborate on why she seeks to be a counterbalance to extreme elements in the Democratic Party.
“I’m sick of watching folks in my generation talking about socialism like that’s an ideology our nation should embrace,” Taylor said. “That’s exactly why I’m running because, as a young female, I think I can go toe-to-toe with that ‘Squad’ better than any other candidate in this race. I’m running because we need a conservative that can take on those radicals in the Swamp, talk about protecting life, the Second Amendment and making sure we back up President Trump as these liberals attempt this coup in the House.”
Also, during the WVNN appearance, Taylor highlighted what she saw as priorities for Alabama’s second congressional district, which stretches from Autauga County in Central Alabama to Houston County in extreme Southeast Alabama.
“This district is about peanuts and propellers,” she added. “We’ve got fabulous farmers, and then our military bases here and our defense contractors, a very important sector to this community and to you guys, too, up north. I would certainly make it a priority to help those communities, both active duty military and their families. Spousal reciprocity is something very important when you’re a military spouse, and you’re moving around state to state, and you can’t continue to work. So, I think there are lots of things you can continue to do to support our military families and certainly those defense contractors to strengthen that sector. It’s very important to our economy.”