North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced on Tuesday he has left the Democratic Party. He claimed the party has been taken over by socialists and has now joined the Republican Party due to its focus on opportunity and freedom.
Lee’s announcement first came on his campaign website. He later shared an interview with Fox & Friends to discuss his concerns.
Nevada’s Democrats “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 mayor warned Democrats have claimed an extremist agenda far different than the party’s past held. “Their ideas hurt working class families, restrict freedom, and extinguish opportunity for millions of Americans – particularly working class minorities who deserve the chance to give their families a better life,” Lee wrote.
The former Democrat even referred to former President Donald Trump in a positive manner, breaking completely from the Democrat hatefest against the twice-impeached leader. “The Republican Party that’s emerged from President Trump’s leadership is a working class party of opportunity, freedom, and hope.”
Lee concluded his interview with Steve Doocy with the words, “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. And so for me to hang on, as long as I did, hoping the party would change. It didn’t, it got worse.”
He added, “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.”
Lee may not be the last Democrat to make the switch. After less than 80 days into his administration, President Joe Biden has pushed for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, of which less than 10 percent actually directly assists in pandemic recovery.
The bill was almost immediately followed by Biden’s newly-proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Biden claims it will revolutionize America’s roads and transportation, yet the bulk of the money goes to fund Democrats socialist agenda items and to bail out blue states.
Biden’s bills cement him not as the unifier in chief, the platform he campaigned on, but rather as the most progressive/socialist president in history. Many have simply labelled his term Obama 2.0.
They may be right. White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed this week that Biden and former President Barack Obama regularly talk, but she would not mention their topics of conversation. Could it have to do with Obama’s ongoing plans to destroy America through rampant immigration, eroding traditional American values and ramping up spending to deepen the nation’s debt?
It wouldn’t be surprising at all. Nor would it be a surprise to discover many more Democrats, ranging from political leaders to patriotic citizens, fleeing the socialist agenda of the left for a Republican home that supports the values that have made the nation great.