Lacy Johnson: It’s time to ‘bridge the gap’ between our differences in Minnesota
The Republican candidate running against Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, Lacy Johnson, wants to repair the divisiveness in the country by restoring American values back to Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, he said in an interview with “The Sara Carter Show” on Monday.
“We’re trying to bridge the gap between the different components in the community, and we’re trying to do it at the grassroots level because, let’s face it, once you get into the high levels of politics, sowing division, this part of the game plan, dealing with a group identity and put one group against another, it’s part of the game plan. And so that’s why you need people live out here like me, whose main issue is to make people’s lives better no matter what group you’re in that were out for the good of this country,” Johnson told Carter.
Johnson has been endorsed by President Donald Trump for Congress. He told Carter it won’t be easy to win over his district, but as he’s learned from the lessons in his own life: If he puts in the work, there is hope for his community.
“We all for the good of my district, we’re out for the good of the state so we can do it. But it’s a lot of hard work,” Johnson added. “Once again, it is gonna be a tough task, but I have faith in the American people. If we have the grassroots enough information for them to make the decision that they will be able to do that. And we will be a achieve this, But it’s gonna be tough.”
Minneapolis has been a center point for nationwide riots that erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Floyd tragically died in the custody of Minneapolis police officers several weeks ago after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. Since then, violence and looting sprees have wreaked havoc for weeks on local businesses and residences causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.