Amy Phan West joins a wave of GOP immigrant candidates running to fight socialism

Amy Phan West, a Vietnamese immigrant running as a pro-Trump Republican in California

is on a mission to take on the far-left “Squad” in Congress.

Ms. West, whose family fled from Vietnam’s communist government in 1985

said she wants to use her life experience to fight

the rise of left-wing ideology in national politics, particularly zeroing in on a

small group of young Democratic lawmakers who

she says advocate for socialism on Capitol Hill.

“I cannot wait to debate those girls,” Ms. West said, referring to the Squad,

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.