Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones resigned Wednesday April 22nd after attacks by his own party members for endorsing President Donald Trump for a second term in the 2020 presidential election. Jones’ spokesman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will not be seeking re-election.
“I don’t plan to leave the Democratic Party because somebody’s got to be in there to hold them accountable — hold them accountable to how they are treating black people [and] root out the bigotry,” Jones said on “The Rashad Richey Morning Show” shortly after announcing his resignation.
Jones spoke with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about why endorsing Trump was an easy decision.
“It’s very simple to me. President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign. A lot of African Americans clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before. When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s just a fact.” He says.
He carries more praise for Trump regarding criminal justice reform and criticism for former President Barack Obama. Of course, Democratic officials are trying to disown Jones at this point and calling him an “embarrassment.” Liberals are ruthlessly tearing and trashing his reputation left and right for simply having a different belief than theirs.
Fellow Democratic Rep. James Beverly told the paper they weren’t sure what was on Vernon’s mind and that it’s “antithetical” to what we believe in. Jones fires back by saying he’s sick and tired of him and his family being attacked and harassed by the Democrat Party for putting his country before his party. He takes pride in being an independent thinker. The first amendment right to freedom of speech is under siege.
It’s interesting to see that most elected Democrat officials are there to represent the interests of the party, never the interests of the community. The Left love pointing their finger and giving blame instead of realizing it is because of decades of failed liberal policies that have fostered dependency. The modern day Democratic Party has become more about defending the interests of the illegals than it has the actual American people.
He then adds “I intend to help the Democrat Party get rid of its bigotry against black people that are independent and conservative. I endorsed the white guy [Donald Trump] that let blacks out of jail, and they endorsed the white guy [Joe Biden] that put blacks in jail. The results speak for themselves. With his hand on the wheel, the stock market broke record after record, wages and job growth exploded and unemployment dropped down to record lows. Given his track record, President Trump is best prepared to lead our economy back to record highs after we beat the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Vernon Jones later tweets that he looks forward to committing his full energy to the re-election of Donald Trump and ensuring that the radical Democrats that have overtaken his party suffer a resounding defeat.