A Pennsylvania sheriff who announced he switched political parties cited the “socialist agenda” of Democrats as one of the reasons for his decision.
Fayette County Sheriff James Custer told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that he moved over to the Republican Party due to the “shift in ideals of the Democratic Party at the national level.” With more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Custer noted that factors such as Democrat leaders’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the calls to “defund the police” helped seal the deal for him.
“It probably started back when the pandemic started and the mandates coming down by the Democratic governors,” Custer told Fox News on Monday, explaining that he had been considering the switch for several months.
He contended that the “mandates coming down by the Democratic governors” such as Pennsylvania’s Gov. Tom Wolf, are “unconstitutional.”
“And as the sheriff, it is my duty as a constitutional sheriff to protect and serve, uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and these unconstitutional mandates being brought down on our citizens and being able to protect their rights and freedoms under the Constitution,” Custer said.
“Starting back from the George Floyd incident and all the civil unrest and the calls for ‘abolish the police,’ ‘defund the police’ that was part of factoring into my decision that, ‘hey, this is not what I signed up for,’” Custer told Earhardt.
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