One elected Democrat in a deep blue state has announced that he is fed up with the socialism of the Democrat Party, and has decided to join the Republicans.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced on Fox & Friends on July 13 that he is switching to the Republican Party in response to the Democrats’ descent into socialism. According to reporting from 8 News Now, many of the newly elected Democrats in Nevada are affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
In his announcement, Mayor Lee stated that the Democrat Party’s “elitist” and “socialist” platform is not one he “can stand with anymore.”
Watch his Fox & Friends interview here:
“They had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the Socialist Party,” Lee said. “It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party I can stand with anymore.”
“The working class, the working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation anymore,” he continued. “It all has to do with the elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country of the future.”
“When you’re a pro-life Democrat, a pro-gun Democrat, and you’re a very conservative person, that’s not really well known in the Democratic Party anymore,” Lee added. “And so for me to hang on as long as I did, hoping the party would change, it didn’t, it got worse.”
“So therefore, I found a new place that I can put my allegiance to and help. Once again, forget about the last eight years. It’s the next four years that predict the future,” he concluded.