Former Nevada Democrat running for governor as a Republican

In addition to most polls showing that Republicans have an advantage ahead of this year’s midterm elections, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has to contend with a divided.

What’s more, a recent story out of Nevada demonstrates that those divisions aren’t just found on Capitol Hill. 

Former Democratic lawmaker says “elitists” and “socialists” have taken over the party

The Nevada Current, reported earlier this month that former Democratic state lawmaker and current North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee is running for governor as a Republican.

The Current noted that Lee, who is a cancer survivor, has a video on his website in which he refers to socialism as cancer.

Lee also states that despite being “a registered Democrat on paper my entire life, I made the switch to the Republican Party – because on some things, there’s simply no compromise.”

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” last month, Lee justified his decision to change parties by reiterating that the Democrats no longer reflect what he believes in.

“They had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the Socialist Party,” Lee told host Steve Doocy.

“It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party I can stand with anymore,” the gubernatorial candidate continued.

Pro-life and pro-gun figures are no longer welcome as in the Democratic Party

“The working class, or working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation anymore,” Lee complained.

He insisted, “It all has to do with the elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country of the future.”

“When you’re a pro-life Democrat, a pro-gun Democrat, and you’re a very conservative person, that’s not really well known in the Democratic Party anymore,” he continued.

“And so for me to hang on as long as I did, hoping the party would change, it didn’t, it got worse,” Lee concluded, adding that he had voted for President Donald Trump twice.




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