Rachel Hamm, a Republican vying to become California's next Secretary of State, claimed that her decision to run for office was predicated on her son's miraculous experience meeting Jesus Christ in a closet with a scroll.
Hamm referred to her youngest son as a "seer," declaring that his experience with the holy realm inspired her resultant campaign.
Hamm's audience was captivated, oohing and aahing even as she acknowledged that this is an "unconventional answer that I honestly get mocked for by the other side of the floor," a reference to her Democratic opposition.
You can hear what Hamm said in the video below.
"I've been a prophetic dreamer so I had spent a lot of 2019 and 20 having a lot of political dreams that I was in office."
"And because our youngest son, Ezekiel is a seer I went and got him and I said, 'Hey, can you look around and see what you're seeing?' Because I just really, I get a kick out of hearing him describe, you know, what he sees?""
"And so, he said, you know, let me know if you see anything. And so he looked at my bedroom and my bathroom. He said, 'There's nothing there.' And then he goes into the closet – which is where I had been when I was praying – and he said, 'Whoa."
Hamm said she watched her son's eyes go wide in amazement, suggesting that he'd seen an angel and that the experience had left him profoundly shaken:
"And his eyes got like, big as saucers, and he kind of like started backing away, and then started bending down and he said, 'You've got a really big guy in your closet, and his power is pushing me to the ground,' and we had never had he'd never had that reaction ever, to an angel."
"And so I'm like, is he's for us, not against us, right?"
She went on to say that she identified the angel as Jesus Christ himself, suggesting that he'd chosen her to run for one of California's highest offices:
""He's full of light, I can't even see his face.' And then he said, 'he has a scroll in his hand.' And so I was like, then he came with a message is what is the message and the message was a commissioning."
"So at the very end, I asked him what his name was. 'What angel is this?' You know. And he said, 'Immanuel.'"
"That wasn't an angel. It wasn't an angel. That was Jesus Himself. And so that's why I'm running for Secretary of State."
Hamm's absurd claim attracted attention in the blogosphere and soon went viral on Twitter, receiving widespread mockery.
Hamm has made similar claims before, particularly during a September 2021 appearance at a religious conference hosted by Hank Kunneman, a pastor who once claimed that God had not yet returned former President Donald Trump to the executive office in a bid to make people doubt prophecies.
Speaking on stage at the time, she said that her son, who regularly "sees in the spirit," told her that their "house just filled up with angels" who acknowledged that she is "doing something very dangerous" and offered her their divine protection.
During the same appearance, she said she spoke to God, who commanded her to run for Secretary of State so she can "expose lies," "speak truth," and establish God's "kingdom every single place that you stepped your foot."
Hamm has claimed to have been chosen to participate in a religious "war" since she attended a preschool that was a "coven," declaring that even at the age of four she'd resisted the spells of witches who'd attempted to lure her into Satanism.