Heidi St. John, a Republican running for congress against Trump-endorsed candidate Joe Kent in Washington, recently blasted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and refused to endorse her.
In a video obtained by the Gateway Pundit, St. John is seen repeatedly condemning Greene for attending a controversial America First convention to share her views with the crowd.
When asked if she would endorse Greene, despite making the mistake of guilt by association, St. John refused.
“I think we need to be careful about who we associate with. Our associations tell us an awful lot about who we are. That’s why we need to be careful about endorsements,” St. John said.
Greene has maintained that she did nothing wrong by speaking at the event, which was attended primarily by young conservatives.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to Democrat union members or 1,200 young conservatives who feel cast aside and marginalized by society,” Greene said in a statement about the event. “The Pharisees in the Republican Party may attack me for being willing to break barriers and speak to a lost generation of young people who are desperate for love and leadership.”
Trump has endorsed Joe Kent in the Washington race, passing over St. John.
Kent is a veteran, father, and a Gold Star husband who has gained popularity within the “Make America Great Again” movement for his America First policy positions.
At the age of 18, Kent enlisted in the Army as an infantryman and climbed his way into the Ranger Regiment and then Special Forces. After 9/11, he volunteered at every opportunity to serve in combat, ultimately deploying for combat eleven times. He planned to continue serving, until January 16th, 2019, when his wife and the mother of his two children, Shannon Kent, was tragically killed while fighting ISIS in Syria.
Trump recently endorsed Joe Kent a second time.
“Joe Kent is doing incredibly well in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. He is a Young, Strong, Great War Hero whose incredible wife, Shannon, a highly decorated Navy Senior Chief, paid the ultimate price—a big reason Joe is now running for Congress,” Trump’s second endorsement began.
Trump added, “It is time to put America First and unite around an extraordinary person, Joe Kent—he has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
When asked during a debate if she would drop out of the race if Trump endorsed one of her opponents, St. John claimed that she would.
The former president originally endorsed Kent in September and she still has not done so.
As Gateway Pundit previously reported, St. John claims to be very pro-Trump, but did not appear to be much of a fan on social media during the primaries.
St. John claimed that Trump “stole” the Make America Great Again slogan from Ronald Reagan and complained that he was getting too much attention during the debates.
She later changed her tune to claim that she is “Trumpian” and hoped she would be endorsed by the former president.
St. John was also recently filmed trashing Donald Trump Jr. while speaking to voters, seemingly upset that he walked on to the stage with pyrotechnics and confetti during a Turning Point USA event.
Trump Jr., of course, is highly politically active and has been very effective at helping campaigns — including Kent.
Seems like St. John may be a little salty about the snub, judging by this rant:
This race is an important one that needs a serious contender. The incumbent, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, is a Never-Trumper who has repeatedly sided with the left, even to defend Antifa.
“Rep. Beutler is part of the mainstream media and far-left’s narrative right now that we just had a totally free and fair election — and if you even have the audacity to question it, you are some sort of far-right fringe person at best, or a terrorist at worst,” Kent previously told The Gateway Pundit.
Beutler supported the January 6th Commission, yet was silent as Black Lives Matter and Antifa attacked nearby Portland.
Kent told Gateway that he disagrees with her assertions on “every single level” and that it is our “absolute duty to adjudicate the election of 2020.”
The Gateway Pundit has previously interviewed Kent, you can learn more about him here or visit his campaign website here.