After being threatened by fellow Democrats and being forced to resign for his support of President Trump, black Democrat and Georgia state legislator State Rep. Vernon Jones has decided to reverse his decision after a nationwide show of support and encouragement.
Jones had praised Trump before being attacked by the left. He decided to quit politics because the attacks were so horrible. However, on Thursday, Jones jumped to Twitter with a change of heart.
Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my office. But shortly thereafter, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore.
I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission. I will not let them win.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) April 23, 2020
Jones was pleased to tell his constituents that “the outpouring of support I received was too great for me to ignore.”
“I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission. I will not let them win,” Jones added in the video he posted to Twitter. “I will NOT resign.”
In the video, Jones noted that a “barrage of attacks and name-calling by the far-left and the Democratic Party” came his way after he endorsed Trump for 2020.
I’m a Georgia State Representative and lifelong Democrat. But in this election, I’ll be casting my vote for @realdonaldtrump.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) April 15, 2020
“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” he said.
“I don’t plan to leave the Democratic Party because somebody’s got to be in there to hold them accountable — hold them accountable to how they are treating black people (and) root out the bigotry,” Jones exclaimed on WAOK radio, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The situation occurred after the popular black legislator endorsed Trump for the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m a Georgia State Representative and lifelong Democrat. But in this election, I’ll be casting my vote for @realdonaldtrump,” He tweeted on April 15.
“I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The Party left me.”
Jones said he found the wave of harassment by leftists “disturbing.”
“It’s amazing how I was exercising my constitutional right to freedom of speech, but only certain people can say certain things,” he said.