Fayette County Sheriff James Custer ditches Dems
A Pennsylvania sheriff has declared he has ditched the Democrats and switched to Republican due to the Dems’ “socialist agenda” and the “shift in ideals of the Democratic Party at the national level.”
Fayette County Sheriff James Custer revealed he has been considering the move for months.
Custer noted that the coronavirus pandemic played a part in influencing his decision.
“It probably started back when the pandemic started and the mandates coming down by the Democratic governors,” Custer said.
He also noted that he feels those orders “are unconstitutional.”
The sheriff asserts that it is his “duty” to “protect, serve and uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States,” adding he believes the “mandates being brought down on our citizens” are “unconstitutional.”
Custer emphasized the importance of “being able to protect their rights and freedoms under the Constitution.”
Pennsylvania was hit with new restrictions earlier this week as cases begin to rise.
The newest rules were announced by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, which included a ban on all indoor dining, as well as closing gyms, theaters, and other indoor entertainment for three weeks.
Custer said his switch to the Republican party was because his beliefs align more with conservative ideologies.
Custer, who has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, said:
“Starting back from the George Floyd incident and all the civil unrest and the calls for ‘abolish the police,’ ‘defund the police’ that was part of factoring into my decision that, ‘hey, this is not what I signed up for,’” Custer told Earhardt.
Similarly, Democratic Mayor Brian Snedecor of Hobart, Indiana, announced his decision to dump the Democrats and join the Republican Party earlier this year.
Snedecor said it was his Christian faith that was the main catalyst behind his decision:
“I must be true to my God,” he said, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
Snedecor made the emotional announcement at Hobart’s Festival Park while surrounded by his family, supporters, and elected officials.
“I must be true to my God, my family, myself, and those that have supported and believed in me,” Snedecor said.
“So today, I am formally announcing that I am leaving the Democratic Party and that I am joining the Republican Party.”