According to Women for Trump and their endorsement of a male candidate in last Tuesday's Republican runoff for North Carolina's 3rd congressional seat, the gender of a candidate does not matter – a major departure from Democrats, whose main criteria for public office appears to stem from their gender and race … rather than their qualifications.
Women for Trump Co-founder Amy Kremer argues that issues in politics should take precedence over whether a candidate is male or female.
"The race came down to a male and female, and we endorsed the male," Kremer announced. "The establishment had pushed out this narrative – that if the woman didn't win the race, the GOP was doomed with women – and there is nothing further from the truth.'"
Kremer says her organization wants women in United States Congress – but they have to be the right women.
"Otherwise, we'd be supporting Nancy Pelosi and AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)] and, for that matter, Hillary Clinton," the conservative Republican political activist insisted.
She maintains that it matters who – not what – a person is … especially when it comes to public office.
"If we were just going to support women for the sake of supporting somebody with the same body parts, [that could get very problematic], but that's not what we're about,” Kremer added. “We support candidates that are right with their ideology and their principles and values – and that's why we supported Dr. Greg Murphy, and we're extremely excited that he won."
Red flags for Republican candidate of either gender
Dr. Greg Murphy – who also had the support of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) – ran against Dr. Joan Perry and won. She had the backing of pro-life groups – including SBA List. Still, Women for Trump had concerns about Perry's 2012 endorsement of a Democrat in another North Carolina congressional race.
More questions about Perry’s left leaning take on immigration also came into play in Kremer’s group voting against her.
"She came out and opposed the president's emergency declaration for the border wall," Kremer pointed out.
This year’s general election is set for September 10, when major battles having a bearing on the 2020 election will play out.
"North Carolina actually has two special elections going on September 10th for North Carolina's 9th District and North Carolina's 3rd District," Kremer informed. "I'm really excited about this because North Carolina 9 is around the Charlotte area, and we could technically lose that seat to a Democrat, but North Carolina’s 3rd [District] is a Republican district, and it's a district that – if we wanted to get a true conservative in there – this was our chance, and we did that Tuesday night."