Virginia Sheriffs Turn to GOP After Democrat Party Becomes Party of Extremists

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Three Virginia Sheriffs have abandoned the Democrat Party in favor of becoming registered Republicans. The three new Republicans noted that Democrat’s continued shift toward extremism as well as embracing ideas like defunding the police left them with no choice but to leave the party.

According to The Daily Wire:

“Sheriff Chip Shuler of Smyth County, who was elected as a Democrat in 2015, was the most recent addition to the Republican Party,” The Center Square reported. “In 2015, Shuler was elected with slightly more than 59% of the vote and was re-elected in 2019 with slightly more than 60% of the vote. Smyth County is a mostly Republican district in which more than three-fourths of votes backed former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.”

Shuler, who made the announcement last week, had his application unanimously approved by the local Republican Party and was welcomed into it by Smyth County Republican Party Chairman Adam Tolbert.

“I am changing to the Republican Party because of the relentless attack on law enforcement by Democrats in Richmond and Washington,” Shuler said. “My deputies work hard to serve and protect the citizens of Smyth County. As sheriff, it has been difficult to watch my deputies try to move forward during this unprecedented assault on our profession. We (law enforcement) remain an honorable profession and should not be judged by the bad acts of a few. I have always been a conservative throughout my law enforcement career of 38 years.”

Shuler followed in the footsteps of two other Virginia sheriffs that decided to abandon the Democrat Party. Buchanan County Sheriff John McClanahan and Tazewell County Sheriff Brian Hieatt made the switch last year after seeing the “Defund the Police” movement gain momentum and reacting to the violent riots plaguing American cities.

“Many who know me know that my world revolves around Religion, Family, and Occupation in that order,” McClanahan said late last year. “My career is a large part of my life and I consider it to be my calling. I have said it many times but the Democratic Party that we know today is no longer the party my grandfather was involved in. The ideologies of the party have shifted away from those traditional values. Currently the Democratic Party is going against everything I stand for, pushing for defunding the police and the taking away of safeguards that have been put in place for us.”

All three sheriffs noted how the current Democrat Party is willing to bend over backward to appease criminals yet refuse to stand up for everyday Americans. This continued shift to embrace Socialism and extremism has been a major driver in pushing moderate Democrats over to the Republican party.



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Bella
4 months ago

Good for them maybe more will follow now that they see what the Democrat Party is made of liars theif, sex addicts and abusers. That includes Biden and his associates.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
4 months ago

About time real people wake up to the Commie agenda of the democraps. Start looking into alternative actions. Back the Blue any day!

formermarine
4 months ago

I would say the rats are abandoningthe ship but that is totally incorrect . What it is really is the free ones are awakening to truth . That is that DIMS have many of all are mentally ill , delusional and trying to follow satan who is the great deciever and he has deceived many of them

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
4 months ago

For far too long the conservatives in Virginia have had to take a backseat to the Swamp Dwellers who work in DC, but live in Virginia. They have systematically attempted to ruin the state with their progressive socialist agenda and have been successful, thus far, in electing corrupt professional politicians, such as McAuliffe, to head our state government and our elected officials in Richmond have kowtowed to their wishes. We should never forget that Mr. McAuliffe made a substantial fortune committing the crime of “insider trading” with Global Crossings back in the 1990s, a felony for which he avoided punishment while Martha Stewart went to prison for doing the same. Thus proving that if your lips are permanently attached to the backside of favored progressive Democrat elitists (in this case, the Clintons), you can commit any crime without fear of repercussions. We survived Mr. McAuliffe the first time he was elected, only to be subjected to the “Blackface KKK” governorship of Northam, who proved to be nothing more than a mini-dictator in disguise. Now, the felonious Mr. McAuliffe is running again and if he manages to squeeze by and win, we will have to suffer his version of the Biden*/Harris* disaster presently taking place all over the country and the world. Is this really what we want for Virginia? Think hard before you make your decision and cast your vote.

Duane
4 months ago

There are a lot of law enforcement agencies that support President Trump. To be in law enforcement and be a democrat just don’t go together unless they are in the FBI now a days.

Pat
Pat
4 months ago

Smart move. Keep your conservative values.

Expat
Expat
4 months ago
Reply to  Pat

You realize we’re talking Virginia don’t you?

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

If you are a law enforcer and still a DemonCrat, you must be out of your cotton pickin’ mind!

Ben Matthew
Ben Matthew
4 months ago

The demon©rats are trapped by the extremist & radical “communist-left-overs” in their party…and ‘the moderates’ are panicking❓😈

Patty
Patty
4 months ago

The Democrats want to defund the Police, glorify the criminals, let all the illegals in and turn them loose, Heaven only knows what THEY are bringing in with them drugs, weapons, and DISEASES wise, and then the Politicians want Police protection for THEMSELVES!!! They want US all vaccinated with some unapproved by the FDA mutant vaccine that someone played Dr. Frankenstein with before they’ll let US go back to church, work, or school, but they let the ILLEGALS do whatever they want. To see little kids under 5 years old dropped in a heap over the walls is heart breaking. And this is on BIDEN and the DEMOCRATS!!! I’m on Federal Grand Jury duty, have been since 2020, what they take ALL of us for would make you sick if you REALLY knew. Things like CIGARS, luxury cars, country club memberships, home remodeling, and menu items named after them. One dirty politician didn’t like the cut of meat being used in the dish being named after him, he made the owner upgrade it . I’ve been an Election Judge since 2012, Obama’s 2nd run for President. BACK THEN, several people told me that their votes were changing on their touchscreen to the Democrats candidates. They said that they had to change them several times before their votes stuck. How many people didn’t notice before they hit the send button??? Remember Obama saying, Tell Putin that I’ll have more flexibility after I’m re-elected? Notice that he didn’t say IF, but AFTER, like it was a SURE thing!! Hillary lost by the Electoral votes, that’s why they had to flip and ship ballots to the SWING states this time for BIDEN. They could hide Biden, and his senility, because they KNEW that they were going to rig the election AGAIN. Trump was right to fight it, a lesser person would have just accepted the election results, and NOT expose all the corruption.

Expat
Expat
4 months ago

Virginia is the state of democrats…
They get what they deserve

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