Georgia Democrat Announces He’s Switching to Republican Party That ‘Is in Desperate Need of Leaders’

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Vernon Jones is no bandwagon jumper. On what is likely the darkest day for the Republican Party since Barack Obama won his second term in office, the Democratic state representative in Georgia announced Wednesday that he’s switching parties to join the GOP. And he delivered a message Republicans needed to hear. “Now, more than ever, the Republican party is in desperate need of leaders that know how to fight,” Jones wrote in a Twitter post. “I know how to fight.” Jones’ announcement came as Congress gathered in the Capitol to certify the results of the Nov. 3 election to officially make an aging, almost certainly corrupt career politician the next president of the United States. And furious Trump supporters put their outrage on display.