Republican congressional campaigner Katie Arrington is ready again to hit the campaign trail after surviving a horrible head-on collision- and despite her serious injuries, announces it would take “a lot more than an automobile coincidence to get me out.”
“I can’t explain why I lived. If anyone does not believes in God, look at me, ” Arrington told Fox News in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I conclude Washington is my calling.”
Arrington was sidelined by the accident just days after tallying an disturbed primary succes over Rep. Mark Sanford last month in South Carolina. But she’s now out of the hospital, and plans to return to the path next week with fundraisers and sees with boosters.
Arrington, who is now boasting a red, white and off-color hard casting on her left leg, told Fox News that her safarus is “back on the road.”
Speaking from her home, the candidate told me that she transgressed both her paws in the crash, “demolished” her second vertebrae in her back, lost the majority of members of her small intestine, lost her right colon and severed her aorta.
“I was bleeding to fatality from my aorta. I have no neurological impairment, and not a scratching on my face, ” Arrington responded.
Arrington was in the accident in late June, while in a car with a sidekick. The operator of the other vehicle died.
Arrington suffered a fracture in her back, various shattered ribs and other harms that required her to experience surgery. She likewise preserved tiny bowel harms and was bleeding from her abdominal wall.
“We both “ve got a lot” of things wrong with us. But we’re both going to be able to walk. We both have no neurological impairment. The lady that reached us expired on impact, ” Arrington clarified. “There is no reason why we didn’t. Other than God. Other than God.”
The crash happened just days after she won the Republican primary for the 1 st congressional district–beating Sanford with the help of an endorsement from President Trump. Now, Arrington’s campaign has opened a “completely renovated” campaign office.
“We’re ready to go and we haven’t stopped, ” Arrington said. “We’re coordinating a bunch of various types of fundraisers starting next week, and I’ll be back at that GOP meeting–but this time I’ll be pedaled in. I won’t be walking.”
While Arrington was recovering in research hospitals, she said she received an “outpouring” of support from Republican on Capitol Hill–including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La ., who was seriously injured in the shooting at a congressional baseball rule last year.
Arrington said that Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Mark Meadows, R-N.C ., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C ., and Vice President Pence have communicated their carry and prayers–and even flowers.
“My juveniles call me the terminator. You simply can’t smash me. It would take a lot more than an vehicle coincidence to get me out, ” she suggested.
Arrington’s Democratic opposing, Joe Cunningham, expelled his own campaign while she recovered–a decision that deserved him praise from South Carolina Republican, including Scott.
He said his family was “lifting her and her family up in prayer.”
Arrington, though, told you he “didn’t have any other choice, ” observing he “went right back to the campaign trail” when she was transferred from the ICU.
“God bless you Cunningham. Hold everything there is you got honey, ” Arrington remarked. “No one wants Pelosi, and now, you’re the working party of Maxine Waters. Good luck.”
“If Katie Arrington wants to run against Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters she should move to California. I’m focused on the South Carolina Lowcountry and putting people above politics, ” Cunningham responded. “That’s why I’ve been endorsed by Republican mayors for resisting offshore drilling and why I’m the only candidate in this hasten condemning the recent tariffs that are putting thousands of South Carolina jobs in our territory at risk.”
Arrington added: “November is just a heartbeat away.”