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Democratic Party of Georgia Calls Dem State Rep ‘Embarrassment’ for Endorsing Trump

The Democratic Party of Georgia called one of its own members ‘an embarrassment’ on Tuesday.

The Democratic Party of Georgia called one of its own members ‘an embarrassment’ on Tuesday.

State Representative Vernon Jones, a DeKalb Democrat, announced his support for President Trump’s re-election bid on Tuesday. Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he was not switching parties but that he views Trump as a transformative figure who has helped African-American voters, military veterans and farmers with his policies.

Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams released a statement on behalf of the state party after Jones’ announcement.

“Vernon Jones is an embarrassment to the Democratic Party and does not stand for our values. Never has that been clearer than this moment, when he chose to stand with the racist president who has made an all-out assault on Black Americans, who has tried to rip away American health care, and who has failed our country in its greatest time of need during the most important election in our lifetimes. Vernon Jones doesn’t speak for Georgians, and neither does Donald Trump — which is why Georgians will send him home in November 2020.”

Jones made headlines in 2019 for missing more floor votes while marked ‘present’ than any other legislator in the Georgia House. Legislative voting records show Jones passed on 25% of the votes – a total of 98 times.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

10 Comments

10 Comments

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    Jay

    April 14, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Major applause !!

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    DaleInOklahoma

    April 14, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    So…according to TDS suffering Georgia Democratic Party…getting black unemployment to an all time historical low is somehow “an all-out assault on Black Americans.” Do you people actually believe the drivel that comes from the ‘Party’? You folks are an embarrassment to actual freedom loving Americans. Don’t walk away..run.

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    Amber

    April 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    #WalkawayfromHatefulDemocrats

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    Neal Thomas

    April 14, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    I hope the voter of Dekalb county send him home in November. What has Trump done for HBCU or for blacks. Jones, please work for the people of your party. Keep you person decisions to yourself. Oh, I forgot, you are a so call womanizer too so you are the black Trump. Hmm.

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    leonard lawrence

    April 14, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I live in Dekalb Ga I do not think Rep Jones is my district but I wish he was. He can think for himself and see the facts and make smart choices. Event when the rest are knee jerk ………… what can I get for myself politicians. Who can’t see good unless it looks green and is on their pockets.

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    NELDA SMITH

    April 14, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    GOOD FOR DEKALB , GA. DEM. REP. VERNON JONES! THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE EMBARRASSMENT. THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS A DEATH CULT – ABORTION (MURDERING BABIES) AND “ASSISTED SUICIDE BILLS” (TO MURDER THE ELDERLY AND INFIRMED) SHOULD PROVE THEIR DEATH CULT STATUS TO EVERYONE.

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    Stephen KING

    April 14, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    What values is Nakema Williams referring to when she calls Vernon Jones an embarrassment?? We ALL know the values of the Democrat party and how they have viewed black Americans, all the way back to the founding of the Democrat Party in 1828. History clearly shows what the Democrat Party has thought of black Americans for the entirety of its existence. So who is the real embarrassment, Ms. Williams?

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    Jake

    April 16, 2020 at 9:24 am

    I don’t know, but I would think Mrs. Erica Thomas’ little incident would be more of an embarrassment to the Democratic Party, but what do I know…

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    Cathy

    April 20, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    I applaud this man for thinking for himself. Trump has done a great deal for the black people in this country while the Democrats take them for granted. He would be welcome in the Republican party any time he chooses. #walkaway from the Democrats

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    Pamela Alston-Harris

    July 29, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    The people of Georgia need to vote this man out of office he might be a Democrat but he is all up Trumps ass.

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