ATLANTA, GA— Lifelong Democrat State Representative Vernon Jones has felt the heat for endorsing President Trump. Recently, Jones posted a video to his Twitter account explaining why he chose to endorse the President. Via Conservative Humor Gone Awry.com,
“Hello American, this is Vernon Jones and I’m proud memeber of the Georgia House of Representatives. But I’ve also been a lifelong Democrat too. But today, I’ve announced my support and endorsemente of Donald J. Trump’s campaign re-election.
“Now, let me be clear about one thing, I didn’t leave the Democratic party, the Democratic party left me.
“But one would say now, why would a black man support Donald Trump? Well, I would reverse that. Why wouldn’t a black man endorse Donald Trump? Isn’t he the President that ushered in the lowest unemployment rate among blacks before the pandemic crisis? Isn’t he the President that signed the criminal justice reform act?
“And finally, Isn’t he the president overwhelmingly supported financially historical black colleges, in which I’m a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University.”
After hearing the news, some Democrats from Dekalb and Rockdale counties censured Jones. That’s what happens when you don’t fall in line with your party.
Nikema Williams who is a State Senator unloaded on Jones calling him an, “embarrassment” for choosing to stand with a “racist president.” AJC.com reported.
State Representative Scott Holcomb also did not have kind words for Jones. Via AJC.com,
“State Rep. Scott Holcomb, a DeKalb Democrat, said Jones’ endorsement of Trump, “is a ploy to ingratiate himself to the Republicans. If the president gets elected, maybe he’ll be appointed to something.”
“He’s useless in Georgia because people in both parties know him,” said Holcomb. “But he can pull the wool over other people’s eyes. He could be a unique asset to the Trump campaign.”
Jones is not running from the Democrats and said in a tweet, “I will never apologize for my convictions.” He also went after Democrats with multiple tweets,
“There’s nothing the Left despises more than a free-thinking black man. Keep the hit pieces coming. The American people see through it.”
“I’ve seen more Democrats attack me for my decision to endorse @realDonaldTrump than ask me why. They’ve used and abused folks in my community for far too long, taking our votes for granted. Black Americans are waking up. An uprising is near.”
“The modern day Democratic Party has become more about defending the interests of illegals than it has the actual American people. I take issue with that.”
Today, Jones announced that he will not run again for the Georgia house,
“Earlier today, I made the decision to not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives. I look forward, however, to continuing to serve my community in other ways and doing all I can to re-elect @realDonaldTrump. We will Make America Great Again.”