Indiana Mayor Dumps Democrats, Joins Republicans: 'I Must Be True to My God'
Mayor Brian Snedecor of Hobart makes announcement
Democratic Mayor Brian Snedecor of Hobart, Indiana, announced his decision to dump the Democrats and join the Republican Party instead.
Snedecor said it was his Christian faith that was the main catalyst behind his decision:
“I must be true to my God,” he said, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
Snedecor made the emotional announcement at Hobart’s Festival Park while surrounded by his family, supporters, and elected officials.
“I must be true to my God, my family, myself, and those that have supported and believed in me,” Snedecor said.
“So today I am formally announcing that I am leaving the Democratic Party and that I am joining the Republican Party.”
The Hobart mayor assured his constituency he would not change his leadership style following the switch.
“Although my party has changed, my concern, care, and love for the citizens of Hobart has not,” Snedecor said.
“I want Hobart to be a place for business to come and the American Dream to be achieved.”
Snedecor said the Democrat's moving “more and more to the left” had him concerned.
“The efforts of the progressive left have driven many people — moderates and conservatives — away from the Democratic Party,” Snedecor told the Times of Northwest Indiana.
One example of the Democratic Party hurling more and more towards the radical left can be seen in their support of Black Lives Matter and the 'defund the police' movement.
The BLM, who are led by self-described Marxists, has called for the redistribution of wealth while calling to abolish the police department.
The protests, which many Democrats described as "peaceful," have seen the destruction of downtown areas of numerous U.S. cities.
Meanwhile, rioting and looting are still taking place in cities like Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
Earlier this week, Black Lives Matter President, Hank Newsome, said the violent rioting was justified.
“I think that it is a tool of white supremacy to say if you want freedom, then you get it by protesting peacefully,” Newsome said.