Vernon Jones is the Georgia Democrat who shocked the political world last year by announcing his support for Trump.
The move earned him scorn from his own party and lots of love from Trump supporters.
This week he announced that he is leaving the Democrats to join the Republican party.
The Blaze reports:
Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones officially walks away from the party, joins GOP
“Lifelong Democrat” and Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones is no longer a Democrat.
The Trump-supporting state lawmaker and former chief executive officer for DeKalb County announced on Wednesday that he is officially leaving the Democratic Party and joining the GOP.
“Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight. I know how to fight,” Jones tweeted.
Jones earned national attention last April when, as a Democrat, he endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election, saying that Trump’s handling of the economy and his support for criminal justice reform had earned his support. Since then he’s campaigned for Republicans in Georgia, including Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, and attracted scorn and derision from the left.
In recent interviews, he’s said that the Republican Party needs to improve its outreach to black voters.
See his tweet below:
Moments ago, I announced that I am officially joining the Republican Party.
Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.
I know how to fight.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) January 6, 2021
Jones will be welcomed in the Republican party and by conservatives around the country.
Congratulations, Mr. Jones.