It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Virginia. But that doesn’t mean things have gotten better.
The once-proud state has been overrun by the nearby D.C. swamp. An influx of Washington workers has resulted in a large Democratic majority in the state government.
Their radical governor and legislature want to push the same kind of failed policies like San Francisco or Portland.
They even want to push the much-maligned “defund the police” movement.
But Biden’s party is already losing ground, as three sheriffs have dumped the party for the GOP.
From Daily Wire:
Three Virginia sheriffs have become Republicans and left the Democrat Party after far-left elements within it have been pushing to defund the police, which only 18% of voters support…
“I am changing to the Republican Party because of the relentless attack on law enforcement by Democrats in Richmond and Washington,” Shuler said…
“We (law enforcement) remain an honorable profession and should not be judged by the bad acts of a few.”
It appears the increasingly leftist influence in Virginia is having an effect, but not in the way Democrats intended.
Three sheriffs, so far, have announced they were ditching the Democratic Party to join Republicans.
They specifically pointed to the trend among Democrats to punish and defend police departments.
All across America, cities that have slashed police budgets soon saw an increase in crime. And we’re not talking about a small increase.
Major cities, like New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and more have witnessed skyrocketing crime rates since last year. Most point to the fact that there are fewer police to protect the streets.
Why should good, hard-working sheriffs put up with that? Why would any cop support the Democratic Party, when they paint cops like criminals?
But Biden and his party continue to be soft on crime, and it could cost them in 2022.
It’s yet to be seen how this move will affect the counties these sheriffs represent. Or how the state will respond to this trend.
But I’m sure we haven’t seen the last sheriffs to jump ship.
- Three Virginia sheriffs left the Democratic Party to join the GOP.
- They all blamed the Democrats’ support for the defund the police movement.
- Virginia has recently been overrun by left-wing state leaders.
Source: Daily Wire