GOP Congressional Candidate J.R. Majewski Vows To Fight On After Controversial Remark About ‘Special Olympics’

Ohio congressional candidate J.R. Majewski is facing backlash for controversial remarks he made about the Special Olympics on a recent podcast. However, Majewski now says he will continue his campaign despite calls from some to drop out.

During an appearance on “Trifecta Hour,” Majewski made comments equating arguing on the internet to competing in the Special Olympics. He stated that “no matter how good you perform, you still have…you’re still f***ing retarded at the end of the day.”

The remarks quickly drew widespread criticism after circulating on social media. Majewski apologized shortly after, saying he regrets the “extremely insensitive” comments that disparaged people with special needs.

Initially, Majewski suggested he might end his campaign, telling reporters he would “do the smart thing” if he thought the remarks would cost him the general election. But on Wednesday, he announced he will stay in the race for the Republican nomination in Ohio’s 9th District.

In a statement, Majewski said the “Washington Establishment Machine” wants to silence his independent voice. He vowed to keep fighting corruption and stand up for his constituents.

Majewski, who was endorsed by former President Trump in 2022, is facing criticism not just from Democrats but also some fellow Republicans. However, he believes continuing his campaign is the best way to represent the district’s voters.

The controversial remarks have added intensity to the primary race. Majewski’s GOP opponents may attempt to capitalize on the backlash. But Majewski hopes voters will look past this incident and focus on the issues.