Bloggers Briefing: Artur Davis on Why He Ditched Democrats

Bloggers Briefing: Artur Davis on Why He Ditched Democrats

Artur Davis represented Alabama’s 7th congressional district for eight years as a Democrat. He held party leadership roles and was one the first lawmakers to endorse then-Sen. Barack Obama for president.

A lot has changed in four years. Davis has sworn off his allegiance to the Democratic Party. He moved to Virginia and now has harsh words for President Obama and his former party, believing Democrats squandered the results in 2008 by misreading the country’s mood.

Davis will speak at today’s Bloggers Briefing at The Heritage Foundation. The weekly briefing, which begins at noon ET, is carried live by Breitbart News.

In an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Monday, Davis outlined his critique: “Fast forward four years later, I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. You can raise all kinds of questions on whether that’s good politics or not, but obviously the election will determine that.”

Davis will join Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) at today’s Bloggers Briefing. As chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Jordan leads a group of more than 160 conservative members of Congress.

Jordan will share his thoughts on the “fiscal cliff” facing Washington and how conservatives should cut spending, prevent tax increases, reform the tax code and address the debt ceiling debate. He’ll also discuss Obamacare and how lawmakers should react to the Supreme Court’s ruling.