Texas state Rep. Ryan Guillen, a longtime Democrat, dealt a major blow to the Democrat Party by registering with the GOP.
In an announcement, alongside Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, Guillen said, “Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values.”
The businessman represents House District 31 including Rio Grande City in South Texas.
The move comes during a time when the Biden administration has all but fully opened the southern border. Remaining relevant to the issues that plague Guillen’s jurisdiction, “Opening our border has disastrous consequences for those of us who live in South Texas,” said Guillen.