Last week, Democrat GA State Rep. Vernon Jones surprised his when he endorsed President Trump. Jones boldly explained his decision to become the first state elected Democrat official to endorse President Trump’s reelection bid to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jones told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that President Trump is helping African-Americans in many ways. “It’s very simple to me. President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign,” Jones said. The Democrat state representative added, “There are a lot of African Americans who clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before. When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s just a fact.”

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Today, after being bullied by his own narrow-minded party for daring to veer off the plantation and support President Trump’s re-election, Rep. Jones announced that he’s vacating his Georgia state representative seat. He won’t be leaving his party though.

Jones followed his announcement to leave the Democrat Party with a series of blistering tweets. In his first tweet, Jones says the Left hates him because they can’t control him, adding, “They can stay mad.”

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In his next tweet, Jones reminded everyone that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more Black Americans were working “than any other time in my lifetime.”

Jones mocked the Democrats bullying of him, saying he doesn’t care what the Democrat Party does to him, asking “What are they going to do? Spank me?”

Georgia Democrats lashed out at the free-thinking Democrat state representative.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jones told The Rashad Richey Morning Show, a talk show in Atlanta, that despite his resignation he would not be leaving the Democratic Party because “somebody’s got to be in there to hold them accountable — hold them accountable to how they are treating black people [and] root out the bigotry.”

Jones tweeted:

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.

“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” Jones said in a separate statement officially announcing his resignation, according to the Journal-Constitution. “Someone else can occupy that suite. Therefore, I intend not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020.”

Fox News reports – State Sen. Nikema Williams, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, issued a statement soon after Jones’ endorsement of Trump calling Jones an “embarrassment,” adding, he “does not stand for our values.”

Jones’ Atlanta-area district includes parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties. Democratic parties in both counties planned to censure Jones for the Trump endorsement, according to the Journal-Constitution. Jones, after his original endorsement, told the paper that “President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign.”

Jones seemed to foreshadow this Tuesday resignation in a Monday night tweet.

“I’ve seen more Democrats attack me for my decision to endorse @realdonaldtrump than ask me why,” he said. “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.”

 

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