Sheriff reveals he left the Democrats and now backs Trump because 'party leaders condone rioting'
A DEMOCRATIC sheriff has revealed why he left the Democrats and now backs Donald Trump, saying "party leaders condone rioting."
Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County in Indiana said he couldn't accept the violence stemming from some Black Lives Matter protests – but that Democrats allowed it to happen.
Since Wedding switched to the Republican Party, he has accused the Dems of endorsing flag burning and failing to support the police.
“What I’ve witnessed across the United States is shocking,” Wedding told “Fox & Friends" after announcing his political 360 outside the business of GOP donor Steve Chancellor in Evansville.
“As a law enforcement leader, I can’t imagine 101 days of rioting, and it is condoned by the Democratic leadership.
"It’s unbelievable that they can do that to a law enforcement professional. As a sheriff, I could not imagine putting my deputies on the front lines of these riots night after night with no relief in sight."
Wedding also took issue with the fact that some Dem leaders refused to accept the federal aid the president offered "under siege" cities.
"They're not smart enough to take that aid to try to end the siege of their cities," the sheriff concluded.
Likewise, Trump laid the blame for the riots and looting on "Radical Left” Democratic governors and mayors in a Twitter rant on Monday.
“Rochester N.Y., Brooklyn N.Y., Portland—All had bad nights, all weakly run by Radical Left Democrat Governors and Mayors!” he raged.
During his announcement last week, Wedding said: “I’m tired of seeing fires set in our streets. I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government and everything we stand for."
But the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party claimed his choice was "political opportunism."
“Democrats love their country and that’s why we are fighting so hard for the preservation of democracy,” county Chairwoman Edie Hardcastle said, reported The Washington Times.
“We are fighting for our flag and the rule of law as long as it is applied to all Americans, and the freedom of religion so we can all worship as we like in the United States.”
The Times noted that the sheriff in neighboring Posey County and the Mayor of Hobart also changed their allegiance to the GOP party after a summer of civil unrest.
While these local leaders shift their support to Trump amid the ongoing protests, the president has also been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
The nomination comes from Christian Tybring-Gjedde who is a right-wing member of the Norwegian Parliament.
If he wins, Trump will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and political foe, Barack Obama, who won it in 2009.
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