Michael Avenatti, otherwise nicknamed Creepy Porn Lawyer (due in no small part to his involvement with the lawsuit that porn star Stormy Daniels brought against President Trump) has announced that due to family concerns, he’s decided it’s best that he not jump into the race for the 2020 White House and the presidency.
More from Fox News:
Firebrand attorney Michael Avenatti, who got politically famous representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal battle with President Trump, announced Tuesday that he will not run for the White House in 2020.
Though Avenatti for weeks has been testing the presidential race waters — along with dozens of other potential candidates — he cited family concerns in deciding against a run.
“After consultation with my family and at their request, I have decided not to seek the Presidency of the United States in 2020. I do not make this decision lightly—I make it out of respect for my family. But for their concerns, I would run,” Avenatti said in a statement posted to Twitter Tuesday.
Please see my statement below regarding 2020. pic.twitter.com/ztCfZUY6hA
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 4, 2018
Avenatti had said earlier this year that he was exploring a presidential bid. Avenatti, in August, even posted a document highlighting his position on a range of issues, titled “What I Believe.”
Many have asked me my position on various issues. Below is a summary of where I stand. This is not an exhaustive list and more positions & details will follow. Most importantly, I didn't have to hire a pollster or political consultant to tell me what to say or what to believe. pic.twitter.com/hbXj1Vv3O9
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) August 14, 2018
Avenatti made clear Tuesday he’s not leaving the public eye.
“I will continue to represent Stormy Daniels and others against Donald Trump and his cronies and will not rest until Trump is removed from office, and our republic and its values are restored,” Avenatti wrote. “I will also continue with my nearly twenty years of speaking truth to power and representing those who need an advocate against the powerful.”
He added: “I remain concerned that the Democratic Party will move toward nominating an individual who might make an exceptional President but has no chance of actually beating Donald Trump.”
On that point, he and Republicans agreed.
“For all of his flaws, Michael Avenatti has one thing right: the Democratic field is a disaster and the likely candidates ‘have no real chance at winning,'” Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Ahrens told Fox News.
Avenatti had pitched his brash and combative style as an asset in a hypothetical race, and suggested Tuesday the party still needs to fight fire with fire.
“We will not prevail in 2020 without a fighter,” Avenatti said. “I remain hopeful the party finds one.”
Source: Fox News
The Democrats might need a fighter, but do they really want to put someone forward that likes to knock women around and then run off and hide behind some liberal judge’s robe to keep the charges from being pressed against him? The Democrat party’s leadership and a whole lot of the rank-and-file have become so morally and otherwise socially bankrupt that if they continue on the track they’re following they will be relegated to the pages of history instead of the halls of the hallowed.
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