Indiana Democrat Sheriff Switches Party to Republican, Cites Dems’ Support of Riots, Opposition to Police
The Sheriff of Vanderburgh County, Indiana announced that he is changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican on Thursday, stating the far-left party’s support for criminal race riots and opposition to American principles had become too much for him.
Sheriff David Wedding blasted his former political party at a press conference announcing the switch, speaking with Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch.
Sheriff Wedding stated that he is “tired of seeing fires set in our streets. I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government and everything we stand for.”
At one point in the press conference, Sheriff Wedding pointed to a great American flag flying in the vicinity of his address, and said that many Democrats want to “burn that thing every day.”
“Watching the daily burning of American flags, failing to be able to use the word “God” in any sentence at most Democrat-led functions, denouncing law enforcement as if we’re the evil people. I am very proud of my profession in law enforcement and when people attack us, it’s pretty insulting.”
Another Democrat Sheriff in Indiana, Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham, recently made the same party switch, summarizing the same issues with the national Democratic Party as the cause.
Indiana is a solidly red state, although it was Democrat leaning as recently as in 2008. The same situation may very well be playing out in counties in more competitive swing states that neighbor the state, such as Michigan and Wisconsin.