Congress may get extra “Clueless.”
Stacey Sprint, who performed Alicia Silverstone’s pal within the 1995 teen comedy “Clueless” and later turned an outspoken conservative commentator, filed to run for the Home of Representatives on Monday, CNN reported.
Sprint, 51, a Republican, needs to characterize California’s 44th Congressional District ― an space that features Compton and Watts. Hillary Clinton captured 83 p.c of the district’s vote within the 2016 presidential election, the cable information channel famous.
Democrat Nanette Barragan received the seat in 2016.
Sprint, a former Fox Information speaking head, recommended an announcement was imminent on social media Monday. She talked about on Twitter that she really lives within the 44th District, “not like some who don’t stay of their districts.”
As of early Tuesday, she hadn’t made a public assertion. A rep for Sprint didn’t instantly reply to a HuffPost request for remark.
Sprint, who’s black, has solid a second profession as a reactionary whose views have rankled the black group and different minorities. She has been essential of former President Barack Obama, and has stated there needs to be no Black Historical past Month as a result of there isn’t a white historical past month. She believes that BET promotes segregation. And he or she praised the controversial casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in a half-hour British comedy.
Oscars host Chris Rock used a Sprint cameo as comedian fodder within the 2016 ceremony after she known as the #Oscarssowhite boycott “ludicrous.”
The “Sharknado four” star is not any buddy of the LGBTQ group, both. The Trump-backing Sprint has blasted Caitlyn Jenner and others for selling the best of transgender folks to make use of a public rest room primarily based on the intercourse for which they establish.
Fox Information opted to not renew a contract with Sprint within the fall of 2016, in line with studies in January 2017.