Pennsylvania Sheriff Switches to GOP: 'The Democratic Party Has Left Me'

Pennsylvania Sheriff Switches to GOP: 'The Democratic Party Has Left Me'


A Southwest Pennsylvania sheriff has deflected to the Republican Party from the Democrats, saying he feels out of place in his former party.

“It was a really difficult decision and I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I feel I stand for the ideals of the Republican Party platform more than the Democrats today,” Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert stated, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“I’ve been a lifelong Democrat, but a conservative Democrat at that,” he added. “I’m pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, a lifetime member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and, today, I feel my ideals are closer to the Republican Party than Democrats.”

Albert, who was elected sheriff last year, switched over to the Republican Party on Monday.

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Albert told the newspaper that he’s watched the Democrats’ reaction to the ongoing riots and civil unrest with growing concern.

“I was saddened and enraged by the murder

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