(PresidentialWire.com)- Georgia Democratic State Representative Vernon Jones addressed the first night of the Republican National Convention, slamming his party for their tolerance of violence and extremism. Jones said that the Democrats are “infected” with “intolerance, bigotry, socialism, anti-law enforcement bias, and a dangerous tolerance for people who attack others, destroy property and terrorize our communities.”
Vernon Jones, a George state representative who says he’s a “lifelong Democrat,” argues for “independent thinkers” in the Black community to support President Trump: “We are free people with free minds” https://t.co/HvBZab3VyL pic.twitter.com/DqaMKZiNVw
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 25, 2020
The Democrats had Republicans at their recent convention, but they offered a message nowhere near as powerful as this. John Kasich, a Republican that the vast majority of the Republican Party doesn’t like (remember he flopped miserably in the primaries in 2016), addressed the DNC from a literal crossroads. It was awkward as hell and everyone has already forgotten about it.
John Kasich is literally at a crossroads. pic.twitter.com/DDEDTSDzjr
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 18, 2020
“The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they’ve had us on for decades,” Jones told the virtual conference. “But I have news for them…we are free people with free minds. I am part of a large and growing segment of the Black community who are independent thinkers. And we believe that Donald Trump is the President that American needs to lead us forward.”
Vernon hit the headlines earlier this year when he told the media that he would not be voting for Biden and would vote for President Donald Trump instead. He received a significant backlash from his own party, of course, but he didn’t back down for a second. Speaking at the RNC was a huge moment for Jones, who will likely never be accepted in his party ever again.
As a lifelong Democrat and black man, it pains me to admit this.
But I’ve come to a realization: the Democrat Party doesn’t give a damn about us.
They’ve become more concerned about putting illegals first and Americans last. pic.twitter.com/slIYNvaqTk
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) May 1, 2020
Jones talked about how he grew up in the South in a home his parents built with their own hands. They weren’t highly educated but they still instilled into him a strong work ethic, he said, that drove him from North Carolina’s tobacco fields to the halls of Georgia’s General Assembly.
If you didn’t catch the first night of the RNC, there are three more nights to enjoy – but Jones’s speech is definitely one to catch up on!