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Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:15 PM

BREAKING: Georgia Democratic lawmaker who endorsed Trump abandons plans to resign

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A day after announcing his resignation from the Georgia House, state Rep. Vernon Jones said he will serve the remainder of his term.

The Lithonia Democrat, who made national headlines last week when he endorsed Republican President Donald Trump’s bid for re-election, said in a video posted Thursday on Twitter that he received an “overwhelming amount of support” from his constituents after announcing his plan to resign.

“That was emotional and that was motivational,” he said. “Because of what you did for me, I’m going to remain on the battlefield. I’m going to complete my term. I’m going to continue to put my country before my party. And I’m going to do everything I can to get Donald J. Trump elected.”

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-democratic-lawmaker-who-endorsed-trump-abandons-plans-resign/hBFiqiOpQ9K2jd42zELoCL/



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Reply BREAKING: Georgia Democratic lawmaker who endorsed Trump abandons plans to resign (Original post)
Calista241 Apr 2020 OP
Iliyah Apr 2020 #1
Johnyawl Apr 2020 #3
kysrsoze Apr 2020 #14
Chicago1980 Apr 2020 #2
riversedge Apr 2020 #7
riversedge Apr 2020 #4
Calista241 Apr 2020 #9
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #5
Tech Apr 2020 #6
Marrah_Goodman Apr 2020 #8
BamaRefugee Apr 2020 #10
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #11
Cha Apr 2020 #12
nykym Apr 2020 #13
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2020 #15
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #21
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2020 #24
Doreen Apr 2020 #16
Hortensis Apr 2020 #20
NotHardly Apr 2020 #17
Hortensis Apr 2020 #19
flotsam Apr 2020 #18
Aristus Apr 2020 #22
Hotler Apr 2020 #23
dustyscamp Apr 2020 #25
BlueStater Apr 2020 #26
Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2020 #27

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:17 PM

1. Seriously, something is wrong with him . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:19 PM

3. Yeah, he's a flake.

How embarrassing, maybe we can get him to go over to the Green Party.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:40 PM

14. Maybe he's found his Joe-mentum... Lieberman, that is. Fucking turncoat.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:18 PM

2. What game is this dude playing?

Things are going to get nasty.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

7. He wants his paycheck. He is not running for re-election.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:21 PM

4. Can't the Georgia Democrats kick him out of the Party?? just asking, I do not know

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

9. Parties are based more on self identification than by any real membership requirements

I suppose the Dems in the state house could prevent him from attending caucus meetings, but as long as he pays his party dues, they can't prevent him from running as a (D).

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:21 PM

5. Get a net..

Lock this lunatic up before he really hurts someone...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:24 PM

6. Did he not understand the encouragement was for him to resign?

This is the DU member formerly known as Tech.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

8. That is truly a DINO

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:30 PM

10. It's so obvious. The check from Trump went through the bank (he DID have to redeposit it though) so

he's ALL IN.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:32 PM

11. OK fuck that guy

n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:33 PM

12. What Vernon Jones is doing.. is showing he cares Nothing

for Reality. DT Lying and Ignoring it.. is the reason we are in the COVID crisis.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:34 PM

13. I was thinking a recall might be

in order but Georgia has pretty narrow reasons for a recall petition.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:50 PM

15. Battlefield?????

If he is indeed a democrat, I will refrain from calling him names. But, I sure want to do so.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:27 AM

21. He refers to us as the "Democrat Party" so, no, he's not even a DINO.

Plain old Russiapublican. He needs to be out ASAP.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 01:19 PM

24. ...

Hope a real Democrat can be elected in his place.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 04:02 PM

16. He is not actually a Democrat.

Monster behind a mask.
This is the DU member formerly known as Doreen.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 09:12 AM

20. Wherever Democrat is the only game in town, conservatives

and a few from the far left will pose as the real thing to get elected and usually preen themselves on their virtue for doing it. They typically then go on to give us a bad name we don't deserve.

In fact, that means that states like California and Vermont which have been controlled strongly for too long by only one party are actually riddled, especially at lower and local levels of government, with strong conservatives, and a few other anti-Democrats, who ran as Democrats.

As we know, conservative officeholders are so much more inclined to real corruption than liberals, who believe in government serving the people, that officeholders found out in corruption are almost always Republicans. But, , whenever a Democrat is caught, I've learned to look to see if he or she's actually conservative behind the label, and far more often than should be the case by percentages that's the case. Bastards.

This one doesn't live in his district, but apparently he quickly came to realize he can ignore and obstruct the lawsuit to kick him out and continue drawing his salary.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 04:56 PM

17. There is no such thing as a southern Democrat...just blue dogs.

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 08:58 AM

19. All BLACK southern Democrats also? Sure, the AA

coalition in the Democratic Party includes a lot of conservatives, and a lot of them are from the south, but AA include a whole lot of liberals also.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:26 AM

22. No. He received an overwhelming campaign contribution from the RNC.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 10:57 AM

23. ......

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 04:05 PM

25. Maga scumbag

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 07:11 AM

26. This pathetic moron can eat shit.

Nothing more needs to be said that that.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:16 AM

27. It would seem this is best solved at the local level.

The people in his District need to be organized and vote him out. I know I'd be pretty steamed if my Rep who is a D, announced he was going to do what he could to get you know who re-elected.

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