Montana Sheriff calls out Democrats for supporting ‘terror organizations’, leaves Party
A Sheriff from Cascade County, Montana has announced he is switching his political affiliation for his upcoming re-election bid, saying Republicans have had his back while Democrats have not.
“From the very beginning, I’ve made it no secret that I’m a Constitutionalist, that I believe in the Constitution and that I believe it’s concrete and not up to a progressive interpretation. Unfortunately, throughout my term so far I have repeatedly come under fire for my pro-Constitution beliefs,” Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said.
“Twice in public meetings, Democrat elected officials have tried to censor my words and opinions because they did not agree with me,” he continued. “I’ve been chastised publicly and privately for standing up for people’s individual rights and your Second Amendment rights. In one instance I was completely ignored by the state’s Democrat leader when I sought help for our jail overcrowding issues.”
Slaughter went on to discuss his disapproval of the Democrat Party’s alignment with the “terrorist organization” ANTIFA.
“Recently, an outspoken former Democrat candidate shared a controversial post on her official campaign page. The post clearly aligned her and those that believe in her with the terrorist organization Antifa,” he said.
“I asked the Democrat Central Committee if the candidate had gone too far and would the party tell her to stop. As of this video I have received no response from the Democrat Party and their leadership,” he added.
“It is my duty to serve all people of Cascade County, regardless of your political beliefs. To do this effectively I have to know I have the support of the party I’ve aligned myself with. So I’m officially kicking off my reelection campaign to remain your sheriff. I hope I can count on your support as I move my name to the Republican ticket,” he went on.
“This is not a decision I take lightly, but it is the right decision,” Slaughter said. “I’ve continually found support from the leaders of the Republican Party. More importantly, they have shown unwavering support for the profession of law enforcement.”
ANTIFA is short for “Anti-Fascist”, an organization that made headlines during the Trump administration is widely viewed as a violent anti-Trump movement that tends to support the Democratic Party. ANTIFA protestors often join Black Lives Matter protestors in calling for defunding the police.
“It just seems like every time I need law enforcement support the Republicans are always right there, Slaughter told local media.
“This will change nothing that I do on a day-to-day basis,” Slaughter confirmed, “it’s just standing up for professional law enforcement and saying I’m not going to align myself with radical party leadership that doesn’t respect the ideals that the people of Cascade County respect.”
“We share his concerns regarding lack of respect for the profession of law enforcement by the Democratic Party as well as the local candidates who have aligned themselves with radical and even terrorist organizations,” Cascade County Republican Central Committee Chair Cyndi Baker said.
Since Donald Trump came into the political landscape various Democrat officials have announced their switching of parties, including former Georgia Democrat Representative Vernon Jones, who is running for Governor of that state as a Republican. Former New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew announced he was leaving the Democratic Party last summer after saying “Trump made me feel more welcome in the Oval Office than Pelosi ever made me feel in her caucus.”