If you think the Democratic Party has lost its mind, you are not alone. A group that once prided itself in how it “helped” minorities and under-represented Americans has gone off the deep end. Democrats seem hell-bent on pushing as much socialism as they can, these days. They ignore the very people they claim to represent, putting illegal aliens, Ukrainians, and China ahead of Americans.
Once great American cities are crumbling, thanks to Democrats. One blue city was a major tourist destination, on top of being considered one of the greatest cities in the world. Today, it is a wasteland. And one of its natives, a long-serving Democrat lawmaker, is exposing the left’s downfall. He is doing it, while making a big move.
From The Post Millennial:
A New York Jewish leader who served as a Democratic lawmaker for decades announced that he is switching to the Republican party stating that members of his former party have been “radicalized” and “turned their back” on the Jewish people.
Dov Hikind… tweeted “It’s official: My wife and I have switched our party affiliation from Democrat to Republican!”
Wow. Dov Hikind served as a New York State Assemblyman for 36 years. For that entire time, he was a Democrat. He joined the party because he believed it respected and defended the rights of Jewish Americans.
But now, he and his wife have switched parties and are now Republicans. This will send shockwaves through the Jewish community in NYC, which is a strong Democratic voting bloc.
Hikind seemed to be breaking from the party for years now. He often criticized Democrats’ unwillingness to rebuke anti-Israel and anti-Semitic members in Congress. Hikind is also a supporter of Donald Trump, especially when the former president supported the nation of Israel.
The Jewish leader called out Democrats for becoming “radicalized.” He pointed out that moderates and conservatives are no longer welcome in the party. He said he’s “had enough” and has jumped ship.
This is one of many leaders who have recently, publicly left the Democratic Party. Many of them have become Republicans, while a few registered as independents. Many of them cite the same reasons as Hikind, that Democrats are not “representing our values.”
This move might spark an exodus of sorts among voting Jewish residents of NYC. Hikind is a respected leader within this community. In 2022, many Jewish communities in New York trended to the right. Many leftists feared this trend in 2024 when even more voters support the GOP.
With Hikind’s announcement, it might become a tidal wave.
- Dov Hikind, former NY state lawmaker, has switched from Democrat to Republican.
- The Jewish American served as a Democrat assemblyman for 36 years.
- He rebuked the Democratic Party which he said no longer represented his values.
Source: The Post Millennial