On Wednesday, former NFL defensive end Wallace Gilberry declared his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican, aiming to represent Alabama’s newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District.
Gilberry’s campaign is driven by a strong opposition to President Joe Biden. Hailing from Bay Minette, Alabama, Gilberry spoke to Fox News Digital to express his desire to “fire” President Biden and challenge the influence of liberal Democrats over Black Americans as a voting group.
The race for the congressional seat is competitive, with 13 Democrats and 8 Republicans, including Gilberry, vying for the position.
“I’m running because Joe Biden and the liberal politicians have let down my community and failed Alabama. Folks here at home are hurting and too many politicians don’t understand that – I see it every day,” said Gilberry.
“My mission is simple: we’ve got to fire Joe Biden, beat back the liberals who have held down the Black community for too long, put the people of Alabama first, and help President Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again.”
Gilberry, who grew up under the care of his great-grandmother and a single mother,…
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