Over the past few years, we’ve seen several Democrat politicians “switch teams.” Maybe the highest-profile switch came when Tulsi Gabbard abandoned the “elite Democrat warmongers.”
Now, another lawmaker has decided that he can no longer stand with the leftists. He was elected in 2016 to serve in the West Virginia Senate as a Democrat.
However, now he’s ditching his party — and he’s registering with the Republicans.
State Senator Glenn Jeffries has officially submitted the paperwork to join up with the GOP caucus in West Virginia. Republicans currently have the majority in that state, with 31 Senators.
Interestingly, Jeffries “received the highest score” of any state Senator from Climate Cabinet Action, a group dedicated to honoring the best “climate and environmental justice champions.”
That might make it sound like he’s pretty far left. But obviously, the rest of his views aren’t aligning with Democrats right now.
In a statement, Jeffries said:
Our politics have gotten so personal and difficult. I want to make sure that I serve constituents and our state in a respectful, thoughtful way that leads to a better life for all West Virginians.
Though he didn’t go into specifics regarding the change, the state Democratic Party said it was due to “discomfort with Democratic Party values.”
Putnam County Republican Chairman Tony Hodge welcomed the newest member of the WV Republican Party, and added that “Senator Jeffries has proven himself to be a very hard worker.”
Jeffries was a union carpenter before starting his own company in 1997; he currently is president and owner of Cornerstone Interiors.
This should help his standing in the GOP. Senate President Craig Blair said that “as a successful small business owner, he knows what meeting a payroll, hard work, responsibility, and teamwork mean.”
With the country becoming more and more polarized, it seems that more moderate politicians are re-examining their own parties.
Right now, if you’re not on board with more of the extreme far-left ideas Democrats currently hold, you might have difficulty sticking with your chosen team.
And we’re also seeing shifts in the citizenry as well: many people on social media identify as former Democrats who “walked away” from the Party due to a sharp increase in far-left ideals.
We may continue to see this as time goes on, which could in turn have a dramatic impact on future elections.
- A West Virginia state senator has decided to abandon the Democrat Party and join the Republicans.
- Glenn Jeffries was elected as a Democrat, but due to “discomfort with Democratic Party values” he has registered with the state GOP.
- Republicans hold the majority in the state Senate now, with 31 seats.
Source: The Daily Wire