On Wednesday, Democrat State Rep. Vernon Jones of Georgia said he would be resigning from his post effective April 22 after allegedly receiving attacks and harassment from fellow Democrat for publicly endorsing President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2020 reelection bid.
However, by Thursday, Rep. Jones said that a swell of support constructed him modify his tune, telling the public he will not be ” bullied” into acceptance by the Left.
” Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my agency ,” he wrote, captioning a video posted to Twitter.” But shortly thereafter, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore. I will not let the Democrat to bully me into submission. I will not let them win. I will NOT quit. #[ Make America Great Again ].”
” Recently, I endorsed Donald J. Trump for his campaign reelection ,” Jones said in the video.” But little did I know that I would be given such a bombardment of onslaughts and name calling by the far-Left and the Democratic Party .”
” And yesterday, I had announced that I has not been able to be completing my term, but then, when I started receiving the overwhelming amount of the assistance provided and outcry from the person or persons that I represent … every walk of life, every age, every colouring, all states parties. That was emotional, that was motivational ,” he continued.
” I really thought about it, and I talked to my family, and I talked to my advocates, because whatever it is you did for me, I’m gonna remain on the battlefield ,” the Georgia Democrat added.” I’m going to complete my term, I’m gonna is ongoing to set my country before my party, and I’m gonna do everything I can to help Donald J. Trump get elected because he’s the man for this job, he’s the man for this office .”
As noted by The Daily Wire, Jones announced his program acceptance on Wednesday and heavily blamed the Democratic Party in the following statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I’m sick and tired of me and my family being attacked and harassed by the Democrat Party for putting my country before my party, ” the state representative said. “I take pride in being an independent thinker. I intend to help the Democrat Party get rid of its bigotry against Black people that are independent and conservative.”
“Turn the illuminates off, I have left the plantation, ” Jones continued. “Someone else can occupy that suite. Therefore, I plan not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020. ”
The representative actually turned chiefs last week when he endorsed Trump , noting the president’s handled in the economy and issues impacting black Americans.
“It’s very simple to me, ” Jones detailed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “President Trump’s handling of the economy, his support for historically black colleges, and his criminal justice initiatives drew me to endorse his campaign.”
“This is not about switching parties. There are a lot of African-Americans who clearly find and realize he’s doing something that’s never been done before, ” he added. “When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s merely a fact.”
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Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my bureau. But shortly thereafter, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore.
I will not let the Democrat to bully me into submission. I will not let them win.
— Vernon Jones (@ RepVernonJones) April 23, 2020
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