A former reality show celebrity and author who was pardoned by President Donald Trump will face one of his loudest foes in Congress as she runs to replace Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).
Stanton-King was convicted in 2004 on charges related to a car theft ring and she spent more than two years in prison for the crime, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
The president pardoned her in February.
"Today, (Stanton-King) is a national best-selling author, widely acclaimed television personality, and proponent of criminal justice reform," read a statement from the White House.
"She works tirelessly to improve reentry outcomes for people returning to their communities upon release from prison, focusing on the critical role of families in the process. This pardon is supported by Alveda King," the statement added.
Stanton-King is the goddaughter of Alveda King, the pro-life activist.
The best-selling author said that she respects Lewis' record of fighting for Civil Rights, but she opposes the Democratic party's pro-abortion policies.
"I have the utmost respect for the contributions that he has made to black America," Stanton-King said, "However, this isn't the Selma bridge, and our babies are dying. It is time for war."
Lewis has also been an outspoken opponent of Trump, and went as far as boycotting a Civil Rights event in 2017 because the president would be in attendance as well.
"This isn't about replacing John Lewis, this is about picking up the torch and continuing the fight for Justice," she tweeted.
Thanks for your prayers 🙏🏽 it’s official. I’m running for U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Georgia. This… https://t.co/xNITZgjetx— Angela Stanton-King (@Angela Stanton-King)1583509728.0
"I turned my life around. I have completely redeemed my life," Stanton-King said. "This race is not about me trying to beat John Lewis. It is about carrying the torch and picking up the fight. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results."