Rep. Ryan Guillen of Texas has just left the Democrats to become a Republican.
Apparently, the border crisis and the efforts to defund the police were the last straw for him.
Lots of former Democrats have a specific ‘red pill’ moment like this.
FOX News reports:
Texas Dem Ryan Guillen switches to Republican Party over defunding the police, ‘chaos’ on the border
A Texas Democrat switched his affiliation to the Republican Party over the party’s left-leaning embrace of defunding the police policies and “chaos” on the southern border.
State Rep. Ryan Guillen announced in a Monday press conference that he would seek reelection to his south Texas seat as a Republican, saying the Democratic Party’s far-left values are no longer in line with his own.
Specifically, Guillen cited his now-former party’s backing of defunding the police and the compounding crisis at the southern border under President Biden.
“Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values, not the values of most Texans,” Guillen said.
“The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas,” he continued.
Watch the video below:
Good for him.
After much consideration and prayer with my family, I feel that my fiscally conservative, pro-business, and pro-life values are no longer in-step with the Democrat Party of today, and I am proudly running as a Republican to represent House District 31. pic.twitter.com/CRKOhVnSG4
— Rep. Ryan Guillen (@RyanGuillen) November 15, 2021
Welcome to the party of freedom, opportunity & prosperity @RyanGuillen.
As Dems move further left, they're abandoning the people of South Texas & their values.
Rep. Guillen's decision to switch parties is indicative of a shifting landscape in South Texas. pic.twitter.com/6gwEV0DNqB
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 15, 2021
After 10 terms in office as a Democrat, I’d like to welcome Texas Rep. @RyanGuillen to the Republican Party!
Let’s keep this momentum going into 2022!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 15, 2021
Republicans are wise to welcome Democrat defectors.