Williams – Director of Diversity for the 11th Congressional District Republican Committee – announced her aspirations to unseat Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens Monday. Stevens, who voted yes on a $15 federal minimum wage and co-sponsored a bill condemning president Trump’s “racist rhetoric,” 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 in southern California born to Taiwanese parents who overstayed their visas. Her parents filled their fridge with 29 cent cheeseburgers from McDonald’s when times were tough — 39 cent cheeseburgers were a reward, she told the Daily Caller.
Her “closet” was nothing more than a trashcan, and she learned English by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance over and over again. She was robbed at age 13, paid international tuition rates to get herself through college and was denied the ability to serve her country in the Navy due to her immigration status.
Her childhood was a harsh reality, but it hasn’t affected her love for America, according to her campaign.