(Tea Party 247) – A sheriff from the state of Virginia has decided he’s had enough of the Democratic Party, opting to ditch them and join up with the GOP, stating that his motivation for the move is due to the constant demonization of law enforcement by the left.
According to Infowars, Smyth County Sheriff B.C. “Chip” Shuler has now become the third elected law enforcement professional to leave the Democratic Party and join with Republicans over the course of the last twelve months.
“I am changing to the Republican Party because of the relentless attack on law enforcement by Democrats in Richmond and Washington,” Shuler went on to explain in a recent statement. “My deputies work hard to serve and protect the citizens of Smyth County. As sheriff, it has been difficult to watch my deputies try to move forward during this unprecedented assault on our profession.”
“We (law enforcement) remain an honorable profession and should not be judged by the bad acts of a few. I have always been a conservative throughout my law enforcement career of 38 years,” Shuler continued.
The Smyth County Republican Committee unanimously approved Shuler’s application to be part of the Republican Party in May.
“I congratulate Sheriff Shuler on taking this bold move to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party,” local GOP chairman Adam Tolbert stated, adding, “We are thrilled to have him as a member of the Republican Party in Smyth County.”
Two other sheriffs from Southwest Virginia also decided to leave the Democratic Party in favor of the GOP last year.
Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt was one of the first to decide to switch over to the Republican Party, saying, “After much prayer, thought and deliberation, I am giving my resignation for the Tazewell County Democratic Committee.”
“I appreciate the friendships and support I have had through the years by being affiliated with this party; however, I feel the Democratic Party’s interests, especially on the state and national levels, have continued to rapidly go in the opposite direction of the beliefs that my wife and I share,” he went on to say.
Just two months later, Buchanan County Sheriff John McClanahan joined him.
“The ideologies of the party have shifted away from those traditional values. Currently, the Democratic Party is going against everything I stand for, pushing for defunding the police and the taking away of safeguards that have been put in place for us,” he said.
Did the Democratic Party really think they could constantly attack police and paint them all up to be nasty, hateful racists who want nothing more than to kill black people and they would just take it?
Law enforcement is a critical component of a functioning society. It’s also one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. These individuals face the possibility of dying each and every time they step out their front doors to go to work. And now they are treated like garbage by the left.
Yeah. That’s not going to fly.
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