Republicans need to push a pro-Trump agenda to win in November, Dr. Rich McCormick told Newsmax Wednesday.
McCormick is the front-runner in Georgia’s May 24 GOP primary set for the 6th Congressional District around Marietta, Georgia.
McCormick has been a fierce critic of the Democrats' approach to governance in Washington, and minced few words on the matter during an interview on "John Bachman Now."
“You look at the history of government, they always have a reason to increase their power," he said.
"Whether it be a war, whether it be environmental change, or a virus — they've always used it to increase their power, to increase their holds, increase their taxes, their spending — any time they're able to overreach.
"This is the problem, and this is what the government has been designed not to do in the United States."
McCormick says he has a diverse background he says makes him the best candidate to represent Georgia in Congress.
McCormick served 20 years in the Marine Corps and Navy, first as a pilot, and later as a medical doctor.
He graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine with honors, and is an emergency room doctor at Gwinnett Medical Center.
As a doctor, he rose to national prominence as a medical critic of many COVID-19 mandates, criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci's statements about dealing with the pandemic.
"A very dishonest statement," McCormick told co-hosts John Bachman and Bianca de la Garza, who asked if McCormick would call for Fauci to be fired were McCormick elected to Congress.
"Absolutely," McCormick said. "I think anybody who wants to increase government control and decrease the power of the people doesn't understand what the United States was founded on."
McCormick leads his crowded Georgia GOP primary by a wide margin in polling and fundraising.
"Relationships really trump politics," McCormick said, equating growing the Republican Party to growing membership at a church.
"If you're gonna grow the church, you grow it one relationship at a time; you befriend people, you make sure that people understand that the conservative values that we have actually apply to all people," he continued.
"I think conservative values apply to minorities better than the liberal counterparts that have really ruined the inner city, have really never delivered their promises."
McCormick is a solid Trump conservative, backs the Second Amendment, and is staunchly pro-life.
After winning the GOP primary in the 2020 election, McCormick lost a close race to the Democrat. Still, he earned the backing of Donald Trump Jr., who dubbed him the “MAGA Candidate of the Week” during that race.
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