North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said Tuesday that he is switching out of the Democrat Party and becoming a Republican due to what he says is the Democrats’ turn toward socialism.
“In the Democratic Party of Nevada, they had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the socialistic (sic) party,” Lee told Fox & Friends Tuesday morning. “It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party that I can stand with anymore.”
Lee was referencing recent elections for Nevada State Democratic Party leadership, in which most of the candidates elected to the party’s top leadership posts were candidates affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America.
“The working class, the working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the