A Democratic Georgia state legislator who endorsed Donald Trump reversed his plans to resign from office on Thursday, explaining that he wouldn’t allow the Democratic Party to bully him into submission.
Vernon Jones became a target for ire from members of his party when he announced his support of President Trump and the ‘MAGA’ agenda. He soon announced that he would resign from office, reacting to a flood of condemnation from progressive Democrats incensed by his decision to embrace the President.
Jones had previously cited President Trump’s progress on lowering the black unemployment rate, his support of historically black colleges, and criminal justice reform as causes for him to cross party lines and endorse his reelection.
“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… There are a lot of African Americans who clearly see and appreciate he’s doing something that’s never been done before,” Jones said. “When you look at the unemployment rates among black Americans before the pandemic, they were at historic lows. That’s just a fact.”
But Jones appears to have changed his mind about resignation, announcing that he’d fulfill his term in office and campaign for the President’s re-election in Georgia.
Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my office. But shortly thereafter, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore.
I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission. I will not let them win.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) April 23, 2020
“I am going to remain on the battlefield… I am going to complete my term. I am going to continue to put my country before my party. And I will do everything I can to help Donald J. Trump get reelected.”
It’s possible that Jones will change his party orientation to Republican, although the Lithonia-area district he represents is heavily Democratic.
Wisconsin Police Officer’s Home Attacked, Shot at by Mob of Leftist Protestors
They shot into his house, too.
A mob of “fifty to sixty” people attacked a home belonging to a police officer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, over the weekend, terrorizing Wauwatosa Police Department Officer Joseph Mensa, physically assaulting him, and even going so far as to fire a shotgun into the private home.
In a description of the incident, the Wauwatosa Police Department explains that the sizable mob arrived at Mensa’s home at around 8PM on Saturday. Mensa initially had a “dialogue” with the leaders of the mob, only to retreat inside when he “was ultimately physically assaulted outside of his home.”
Mensa stayed inside as the unruly and violent mob of leftist thugs attacked and vandalized the home. The report describes a single gunman as having fired a shotgun shell into Mensa’s backdoor, potentially endangering the lives of the currently suspended police officer and his girlfriend inside, in addition to children that reside inside the home.
Mensa described the incident in a Facebook post. He appears to have attracted the attention of the left-wing mob through his involvement in two police-linked shootings.
“I was unarmed and tried to defend my property and the property of my girlfriend. We were both assaulted, punched, and ultimately shot at several times,” he said. “There are children that live there any the knew that. The irony in all of this is that they chanted Black Lives Matter the entire time, but had zero regard for any of the black children that live there or me, a black man.”
Wauwatosa Police have confirmed they’re anticipating further mob action at Mensa’s home. Officer Mensa has been cleared of wrongdoing in two previous police shooting incidents by the local district attorney, and a third is currently under investigation.
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