Georgia Democrat Rep. Vernon Jones Shocks His Party By Endorsing Trump For 2020

Vernon Jones is an African American Democrat who represents a mostly African American area in Georgia.

He sent shock waves through the Democratic party on Tuesday by endorsing Trump for 2020.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Georgia Democratic lawmaker endorses Trump’s presidential bid

State Rep. Vernon Jones bucked his party Tuesday and endorsed President Donald Trump, making him the first state elected Democratic official in Georgia to back the Republican’s bid for a second term.

The lawmaker drew a backlash from Democrats who accused him of betrayal at a time when state and national figures were rallying around former Vice President Joe Biden. Top House Democrats responded by endorsing Jones’ primary challenger, while others cast him as a narcissist.

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Long a polarizing figure in Georgia politics, Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he views Trump as a transformative president whose policies have helped African American voters, military veterans and farmers.

“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,” said Jones, who added that he had no immediate plans to switch parties.

A lot of people are talking about this on Twitter, as you might imagine:

The Chairwoman of the Georgia Democrats is freaking out:

Good for Mr. Jones for following his conscience!

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