Friday, sharing a report from Courier express, Vice President Pence tweeted “Two Democrat Sheriffs in Indiana joined the Republican Party! Proud to welcome Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh Co. and Sheriff Tom Latham of Posey Co. to the GOP!”
He added “Under President @realdonaldtrump we stand for Law & Order and we Back the Blue!”
Two Democrat Sheriffs in Indiana joined the Republican Party! Proud to welcome Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh Co. and Sheriff Tom Latham of Posey Co. to the GOP! Under President @realdonaldtrump we stand for Law & Order and we Back the Blue! https://t.co/7JQNfnAGwl
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) September 4, 2020
Sheriff Wedding explained to a crowd why he made his decision.
He said “It’s interesting that we see this glorious flag here…the Democrats want to burn that thing every day.”
“That’s part of the reason why I said ‘I can’t tolerate that’ Burning our flag, the symbol of our country and our freedom, the greatest country in the world.”
The Sheriff continued “In the left-wing, you can’t say God. They can’t say God in the Pledge of Allegiance… It’s ridiculous. And I sit and watch this, I think, how can I even say, or be a part of idiots like that.”
“I’m tired of seeing fires set in our streets, I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government, and everything we stand for. You hard-working people, that have worked from the time you’re young to now, you’ve become successful individuals, and they want to get on you for being successful. I don’t believe in that,” he added.
Wedding also decried the left-wing movement to defund the police, saying “Defunding police seems to be the theme of the left-wing liberals. By not supporting the rule of law, we see chaos like in Chicago, Portland, Seattle, – and instead of defunding the police, they should support funding the police during this time of civil unrest.”