West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Switches Parties to Republican at Trump Rally Last Night! (VIDEO)
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WOWS THEM IN WEST VIRGINIA …
Last night President Donald Trump took his “MAGA” tour to the state of West Virginia. A state that was once a blue collar, coal mining Democrat blue strong hold that now is as red a one can be. He was received by throngs of admiring West Virginians at the rally. Trump stated to the crowd, “we didn’t win because of Russia, we won because of you.” And this is what Democrats, the MSM and the LEFT just don’t get and cannot stomach. They can complain all they want about Hillary’s loss and attempt a coup with this Mueller witch hunt, but keep in mind, the American people are not buying it. For those that say, but look at the polls, Trump’s support is low. How accurate were those polls for the 2016 elections? The MSM are trying to spin a yarn of BS. Any one with a brain knows that. However, Trump’s presence was not the only magical moment last night in WV as Governor Jim Justice shocked the crowd by anouncing he was switching parties and becoming a Republican. Gov. Justice said, “Like it or not, but the Democrats walked away from me. West Virginia, I can’t help you anymore by being a Democratic governor.”
Democratic Governor of West Virginia Jim Justice announced he is switching to the Republican Party at President Donald Trump’s rally in his state on Thursday evening.
“Today, I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” said Justice. “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.”
Earlier in the day, Trump teased a “big announcement” at the event in Huntington, West Virginia. Thursday night, he praised the 6-foot-7-inch governor he nicknamed “Big Jim” for “show[ing] the country our agenda rises above left or right.”
News of Justice’s plans, which were first reported by The New York Times, surprised Republicans and Democrats alike in West Virginia. Prior to the news, the West Virginia GOP had even published an ill-timed tweet attacking Justice for being “low-energy.”
But in a statement obtained by ABC News earlier today, the West Virginia GOP Chairman Conrad Lucas said, “We look forward to Governor Justice reflecting the conservative values of our Party and platform.”
Lucas added to ABC News, “The rumors about Justice switching parties had been percolating since the legislative session. This wasn’t a new rumor for us at all.”
Governor Jim Justice will be the 34th Republican governor in the US today.
It’s not immediately clear why Justice is doing an about-face. But the fact he is underscores just how fragile Democrats’ hold on power is. With one politician’s decision to switch parties, Democrats now hold a record-low number of governorships — and Republicans hold a record high.
Justice will be the 34th Republican governor, tying an all-time high for the party. Republicans now control both the governor’s mansions and state legislatures in 26 states. Democrats have total control in just six states. (In 2018, they’ll have a chance to pick up governorships, with Republicans defending 27 of 38 seats, many in blue or purple states.)