The Democratic lawmaker who endorsed President Trump over presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is now calling for the Democratic Party to be renamed because of what he calls its racist past.
In a video last week, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones critiqued his fellow Democrats and those on the left for “unlawfully tearing down statues and removing monuments and changing the name of streets and buildings because they feel it’s associated with racism, bigotry, and the Confederacy.” (RELATED: Congressman Attacks ‘Peaceful Protest’ Narrative: Like Describing ‘Al Capone As A Mostly Law-Abiding Businessman’)
“Wasn’t it Democrats who opposed the freedom of slavery and wanted to keep slaves,” Jones asked, “Wasn’t it the Democrats who started the Ku Klux Klan?”
In the video below, Jones says “it was mostly Democrats who opposed the Voters Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act.” (RELATED: ‘Tried To Scare Me’: Democratic Lawmaker Reveals What His Party Did To Him After He Endorsed Trump)
Jones called on the Democratic National Convention to make its “number one platform that they will disband and change the Democratic Party.”
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