Sheriff Switches to Republican After Violent Riots Expose Democrats
Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert dumps Dems
Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert, a life-long Democrat, has changed his party affiliation from the Democrats after months of violent leftist riots and vicious attacks on police exposed the party.
“It was a really difficult decision," Albert said.
"But I feel I stand for the ideals of the Republican Party platform more than the Democrats today,” he added.
“I’ve been a lifelong Democrat, but a conservative Democrat at that," he stated.
"I’m pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a lifetime member of the NRA, and, today, I feel my ideals are closer to the Republican Party than Democrats.”
Albert has worked for over 40 years in both law enforcement and as a judge.
“I was saddened and enraged by the murder of David Dorn, a 77-year-old African American retired police captain, who was shot by a pawn shop looter during a protest in St. Louis,” Albert said.
“These outrageous, lawless acts have been met with silence, acquiescence, and, in some instances, outright support from the local, state, and national leadership of the Democratic Party.”
There hs now been 570 violent riots across 220 locations in the U.S, according to recent reports.
Princeton University group studies 3 months of Black Lives Matter protests. Intent is to show they are 'overwhelmingly peaceful.' But report reveals nearly 570 violent demonstrations--riots--in nearly 220 locations spread all across country. https://t.co/it60GBbTZT pic.twitter.com/Ph8iECyHIf— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 5, 2020
Albert’s remarks come after President Donald Trump received the endorsement for re-election from six mayors in Minnesota in August.
A letter was signed by Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich, Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, and abbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich.
The letter read:
“Today, we write to formally endorse President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for four more years.
“Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades,” the letter said.
“We have watched as our constituents’ jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class."
"We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere.
"Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party."
"It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class.
"The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats.
"We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.”
“Yet, four years ago, something wonderful happened. Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, and he stood up to China, implemented tax cuts and fought for the working class,” the letter continued.
“Now, four years later, the Iron Range is roaring back to life, and for the first time in a very long time, locals are hopeful because of this President’s policies and willingness to fight for us.”
“Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation,” the letter concluded.
“In this election, there is a lot at stake, but the biggest risk is our jobs, our economy, and our way of life. President Trump delivered the best economy in our nation’s history, and President Trump will deliver for us again.
"He will continue to fight for every American regardless of party affiliation and continue to stand up for the working class.”
Earlier this month, Trump also received a formal endorsement from The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago.
John Catanzara, the FOP president said:
“I will do whatever I can for him — clearly,” Catanzara told The Chicago Tribune.
“I hope he makes a somewhat local appearance — that he doesn’t think Illinois is a lost cause and will just kind of mail it in.”
In July, Trump received an endorsement for re-election from The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) after they dumped Joe Biden.
Citing their reasons for supporting Trump included support for the 9/11 first responders fund, signing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, and prosecuting individuals attacking police officers.