Pro-Trump Georgia Democrat Rep. Vernon Jones Announces He Will Become a Republican

Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones poses for a portrait at the Georgia State Capitol on October 25, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. - Neighbors and volunteers are handing out water and snacks to the masked voters waiting patiently in line to cast their ballots on a hot October day in the …
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Democrat Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday he is becoming a Republican.

“Moments ago, I announced that I am officially joining the Republican Party,” Jones tweeted. “Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight. I know how to fight.”

Other Twitter users welcomed the news:

Democrats, most of whom have embraced Black Lives Matter, have criticized Jones for his support for Trump.

Jones told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow in early September the Black Lives Matter organization’s goal is to “destroy the black family.”

The Georgia representative said:

[Democrats] are supporting Black Lives Matter, and Black Lives Matter is founded to really — its goal is to destroy the black family, because this was founded by lesbians who push a transgender agenda. If that’s what they want to do, fine. I’m not beating up on them. I wouldn’t attack them. I don’t hate them. I welcome them to my dinner table, but they’re destroying the black family, the male, the heterosexual male.

“All fathers should be there for their children, but the black male heterosexual is under attack, now,” he continued. “That destroys the black family, and the Democratic Party, I cannot go with that.”

Jones, who was also a featured speaker during the Republican National Convention, added that Antifa is a “domestic terrorist organization.”

When Jones left the White House in the final evening of the convention, protesters pushed against him and attempted to block him from being able to walk further.

“You’re a f**king disgrace!” a protester yelled at him.

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