A lifelong Democrat Sheriff in Pennsylvania has left the party and has changed his party affiliation to Republican.
Sheriff James Albert explained “It was a really difficult decision and I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I feel I stand for the ideals of the Republican Party platform more than the Democrats today.”
The 70 year old who was elected county sheriff in 2019 added “I’ve been a lifelong Democrat, but a conservative Democrat at that. I’m pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a lifetime member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and, today, I feel my ideals are closer to the Republican Party than Democrats.”
Albert explained that part of his decision had to do with watching news coverage of violent riots which included “arson, mob rule, and attacks against law enforcement.”
Albert explained “I was saddened and enraged by the murder of David Dorn, a 77-year-old African American retired police captain, who was shot by a pawn shop looter during a protest in St. Louis.”
He continued by lamenting “These outrageous, lawless acts have been met with silence, acquiescence and, in some instances, outright support from the local, state and national leadership of the Democratic Party.”
“As a lifelong public servant and member of law enforcement, I have not left the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party has left me,” Albert added.