Pro-Trump Democrat Vernon Jones Harassed By BLM Protesters Outside White House
Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones faced with BLM mob after speech
Democrat Georgia State rep and supporter of President Donald Trump, Vernon Jones, was harassed by Black Lives Matter protesters as he left the White House following the president's acceptance speech at Thursday's Republican National Convention (RNC).
Jones, who was walking to his hotel, was set upon by a group of protesters who shouted obscenities at him.
Some also demanded that he says the name of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in Louisville.
“Are you a black Trump supporter?” one asked.
“You’re a f**king disgrace! Shame!” another shouted at Jones.
Police formed a protective circle around Jones and his companion as they slowly walked down the street.
The protesters began to chant:
“Whose streets? Our streets!” and taunting police: “Who [sic] do you protect?”
A voice shouted: “You house [n-word]!”
Brave DC police protect Black Democrat Vernon Jones from the #BLM mob.— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 28, 2020
What could he have done to draw their hostility? Support President Trump.
This is quite a sight to see. pic.twitter.com/opBV00PZlF
Jones said in his address to the RNC on Monday evening:
“The Democratic Party has become infected with a pandemic of intolerance, bigotry, socialism, anti-law enforcement bias, and a dangerous tolerance for people who attack others, destroy their property, and terrorize our own communities.
“That’s what this election is all about.
"That’s why right now, more than ever, more than ever before, America needs Donald Trump in the oval office for another four years.”
In April, Jones announced he was stepping down from office a week after endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election, which sparked a spate of harassment and attacks from fellow Democrats.
He later decided not to resign, however.
Earlier this month, Jones said Joe Biden's decision to pick Kamala Harris as his running mate would not help Democrats "save the Black vote," adding she is the "wrong person for that job."