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Adam Schiff Gets New Challenge for His Seat in Congress from a Drag Queen

Maebe A. Girl to face Democratic California congressman in open primary

 on 22nd August 2019 @ 7.00pm
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A drag queen is challenging Adam Schiff for his seat in Congress

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has stiff new competition for his seat in Congress, as a drag queen is set to challenge him in an open primary.

After winning a seat in Silver Lake Neighborhood Council earlier this year, Maebe A. Girl became the first drag queen elected to local government.

Now, Girl (with a capital G) is attempting to win a seat in the House of Representatives.

Should the challenge prove successful, Girl would become the first congressional transgender person and first drag queen, according to Route Fifty.

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Maebe A. Girl says it is 'essential' for more 'queer representation' in public office

According to the Daily Caller, Girl will face Schiff in an open primary.

“While I appreciate his allyship, I think someone that is actually a part of the queer community, that understands the day-to-day struggles, would be a better representative than an ally,” Girl said of Schiff.

“I want people to know that there are more progressive people on the ballot.”

Girl believes it is “essential” for more "queer representation" in public office, according to Route Fifty. 

“We need more everyday people in Congress—its overwhelmingly older, white, wealthy men, and that’s just not representative of America, or my district.”

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Drag queen Maebe A. Girl is hoping to take California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff's seat in Congress

The drag queen identifies as transgender and gender-fluid.

Girl likens the name change to Lady Gaga and congressional struggles to that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“I respect her courage for facing people who said she couldn’t do it,” Girl said of Ocasio-Cortez.

“People will say ‘I can’t take her seriously with that name',” Girl said.

"But it’s really just a statement about gender norms"

“I don’t feel like there’s a difference between Maebe A. Girl and me.”

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