North Las Vegas mayor says he is changing allegiance to Republicans as Democrats have become ‘card-holding socialists and’ elitists’ leaving working-class Americans
- John Lee, 65, revealed he left Democrats because they were dominated by ‘card-bearing socialists’
- “It is not the party I grew up with in this area 25 years ago and it is also not the party that I can do more with,” Lee told Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
- He said the Democrats’ COVID-19 stimulus package had gone too far and the party’s agenda under Joe Biden was disrupting people’s lives
- ‘That’s not what we want in the West, and we’re not going to accept it anymore’
The mayor of North Las Vegas has dumped the Democratic Party, accusing them of abandoning working-class Americans and becoming the party of the “elitists.”
John Lee, 65, who has been a Democrat since his first election victory in 1994, said he changed allegiance with the Republican Party because he can no longer follow the direction his former party is taking.
Lee told it Fox & friends on Tuesday morning that Nevada’s Democratic leaders were now dominated by socialists who carried cards.
“In the Nevada Democratic Party, they recently had leadership elections, and four out of five people were card-bearing members of the socialist (sic) party,” Lee said.
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North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, right, told the Fox & Friends news to Steve Doocy, departed that he was leaving the Democratic Party to join Republicans
He said the Democrats, led by Joe Biden on the left, and Kamala Harris, on the right, had abandoned working-class Americans in favor of “elitists.”
Nevada, home to North Las Vegas, was a consistently Republican state until 1992. Since then, Democrats have won the state in five of the seven presidential elections, including three
‘It is not the party I grew up with in this environment 25 years ago and it is also not the party that I can assist with anymore.’
He said working-class Americans had been abandoned by President Joe Biden’s agenda, which included the passing of a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package, giving each American $ 1,400.
“The working class, the working men and women of this country and also the small business owners are no longer part of the conversation,” Lee said in the interview.
“It all has to do with the elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda I have in mind for this country or the future. ‘
Fox & friends host Steve Doocy asked Lee what Westerners thought about President Joe Biden turning the federal government into a “massive job program.”
“We’ve had problems here in the West with COVID and the tourism, hospitality and gaming industries,” said Lee, a father of seven and Mormon who has been mayor of the city since 2013.
‘But we are not in favor of expanding the government to be even bigger and more intrusive in our lives. That’s not what we want in the West, and we won’t accept it anymore. ‘
Lee then posted on Facebook: ‘Today I changed political party. The Democratic Party is broken. It’s time to bring people together to get things done. It’s time to stop screaming and start troubleshooting. ‘
He later posted a video on social media about his change of party allegiance.
Located 15 kilometers northeast of the famous Las Vegas Strip, North Las Vegas has a population of approximately 250,000.
Nevada was a Republican stronghold before 1992. Since then, Democrats have won the state five of the seven presidential elections, including the last three.