(RightWing.org) – The politics of black Americans can be a complex subject that eludes the understanding of many. For example, Blacks have historically exhibited nearly uniform support for the Democratic Party. However, recent studies show 43% of Black Americans identify as conservative with 45% identifying as liberal.
President Donald Trump appears to have tapped into Black American interests, particularly among voters ranging in age from 18 to 44. His support among this demographic group more than doubled from 2016 to 2020.
With this in mind, it seems logical that Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones picked President Trump’s January 6, 2021, rally to announce he joined the Republican Party, leaving the Democratic Party in his rearview mirror.
Moments ago, I announced that I am officially joining the Republican Party.
Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.
I know how to fight.
— Vernon Jones For Congress (@VernonForGA) January 6, 2021
Jones, a Black American, has been a longtime supporter of the president. He told the roaring crowd that he was “ready to go home,” home to the party of President Abraham Lincoln. Continuing, he added he was ready to join the party of famous 19th-Century abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), the Senate’s only Black Republican.
With the Democratic Party being pushed to the left by its progressive faction, the country will likely see more Black politicians interested in “coming home” to the Republican party.
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