Vernon Jones is no bandwagon jumper.
On what is likely the darkest day for the Republican Party since Barack Obama won his second term in office, the Democratic state representative in Georgia announced Wednesday that he’s switching parties to join the GOP.
And he delivered a message Republicans needed to hear.
“Now, more than ever, the Republican party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight,” Jones wrote in a Twitter post. “I know how to fight.”
Moments ago, I announced that I am officially joining the Republican Party.
Now more than ever, the Republican Party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight.
I know how to fight.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) January 6, 2021
Jones’ announcement came as Congress gathered in the Capitol to certify the