August 25, 2020

Lifelong Dem Calls Into C-SPAN After RNC: ‘I am definitely changing my vote to Republican’

Twitter: Steve Guest

A lifelong Democrat called into C-Span on Monday evening shortly after the conclusion of the first night of the Republican National Convention to announce he’s voting Republican in 2020.

“I’m a lifelong Democrat. I’m from Lorain, Ohio, which is a Democrat city in Ohio and I just want to say, after watching the convention tonight on tv, on C-Span here, I am definitely changing my vote to Republican… I’m gonna follow the Republican party now,” the guest said.

When asked why he made the decision to change parties, the caller explained, “It was the heartfelt way they came across to the American people. And I was really touched by the number of times they used the word ‘God.’ They put God into everything and the people on the Democratic side, on their convention acted like they were pushing God right out of it.”

During two separate caucus meetings at the Democratic National Convention last week, the words “under God” were omitted from the Pledge of Allegiance. It happened at the meetings for the Muslim Delegates & Allies Assembly and for an LGBTQ caucus. God was certainly a feature of the RNC’s first day and is expected to be for the entirety of the convention.

The first night of the Republican convention also highlighted support for President Donald Trump that wasn’t just from members of the GOP. In fact, one of the speakers was Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, a lifelong Democrat. But, party aside, Jones said he’s supporting President Trump in November.

“When President Trump took office, he changed everything,” Jones said. “He delivered historic funding to HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and he did it for 10 years, something that has never happened in the history of this country.”

He added, “That gave our HBCUs stability, the chance to grow, and produce the next generation of Black leaders. That’s right, Donald Trump did that. He’s also supported school choice to assure that no child, no matter their race or zip code is left behind. Every child should have access to a quality education.”

The GOP convention will also feature Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-NJ, later in the week. Van Drew famously was a Democrat who spoke out against the impeachment of President Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives. He switched his party affiliation to Republican after the House passed the two impeachment articles charging the President with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.