A reader let me know that Rep. Vernon Jones, the Democratic state legislator from Georgia who endorsed President Trump, has decided not to resign after being viciously attacked by his fellow Dems.
“You know what, America?” Jones said in an online video. “I thought about it, and I talked to my family and I talked to my supporters, and because of what you did for me, I am going to remain on the battlefield. I am going to complete my term, I am going to put my country before my party.”
I wrote yesterday about how Jones had crossed party lines to endorse President Trump in a move reminiscent of Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who famously endorsed President George Bush with the Ronald Reagan line, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; it left me.”
Jones reprised that line earlier this week when he announced his resignation, but now he is quoting another president’s rhetoric, saying he will do everything he can to get Trump re-elected and will stay in the legislature to fight for what he believes in.
In his new video, Jones said of Trump, “He’s the man for this job, he’s the man for this office. You know what, America? Together, we’ve already made a change. I got you and you got me. I’ve got gaps and you’ve got gaps, but together, America, we have no gaps.”
He ended with, “I love you, let’s continue to have dialogue, and let’s continue to make America great again. Peace out, America.”
This is great news, and hopefully Jones can be persuaded to change his party affiliation and run for re-election as a Republican. More and more black Americans have realized that President Trump has their back like no Democrat ever will. Jones and other black leaders can make a huge difference in the November election.
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