At a rally in Huntington for President Donald Trump, West Virginia Democratic Governor Jim Justice announced that he will be switching his political affiliation to the Republican party.
“Let me just say this to you as bluntly as I can say it,” Justice declared. “West Virginia, at the altar, when we had it done, like it or not like it, but the Democrats walked away from me. Now … today I will tell you that with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, today I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you any more being a Democrat governor.”
Justice stopped as the audience waited in suspense. Subsequently, he announced, “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.”
Trump supporters at the rally cheered Governor Justice for his proclamation. However, the Washington Post revealed that the protestors outside were not thrilled as they chanted “Jim Justice is a traitor! Jim Justice is a traitor!”
“It’s disgraceful,” Peyton Johnson, a 20-year-old protester, said of the announcement. “He gets into office on the Democratic values and then switches as soon as he gets in?”
“Now, I can tell you, if you’ll just give me just a moment,” Justice continued during his speech. “This man and myself are not politicians. We ran to get something done. We ran and gave up part of our lives. We ran because we want nothing. We ran as our Founding Fathers did years and years ago — to serve.”
First reported by The Blaze.