In a shocking turn of events, a Black female Democrat from liberal Atlanta has defected to join the Republican party, citing the Democrats’ failure to serve the needs of the black community as her primary motivation for switching sides.
My name is Rep. Meisha Mainor and today I made the decision to leave the Democrat Party.
I represent a blue district in the city of Atlanta so this wasn’t a political decision for me. It was a a MORAL one.
I will NEVER apologize for being a black woman with a mind of my own. pic.twitter.com/q3snDGejCN
— Rep. Mesha Mainor (@MeshaMainor) July 11, 2023
Mesha Mainor, a Georgia state lawmaker, has bravely stood up against her former party’s injustices. Since taking office in January 2021, Mainor has been a strong advocate for school choice, recognizing that the current education system in her district is failing children miserably, with only a pitiful 3 percent reading proficiency rate.
Mainor’s support for a state school choice bill has been the final nail in the coffin for her support of the Democrats. The bill would have created $6,500 vouchers for students at schools performing in the bottom 25% in the state, to help pay for private school tuition and homeschooling expenses if desired. It is clear that the Democrats have no true interest in empowering the black community in Atlanta, and are content with letting its children suffer through the failing public education system.
WATCH: GA State Rep. @MeshaMainor explains what led her to switch parties and become a Republican. Backing the blue and parental rights were top issues for her constituents but state Democrats turned their backs on Georgians. #gapol pic.twitter.com/wqRbd6s1pF
— RSLC Rapid Response (@RSLC_Rapid) July 12, 2023
For too long, the Democrat Party has used and abused the black community, taking their support for granted and offering nothing in return. It is time for a change, and Mainor recognizes that the Republican Party offers a path forward for true equality and prosperity. As she eloquently puts it, “This isn’t a political decision for me. It’s a moral one.”
The GOP has welcomed Mainor with open arms, recognizing the strength and character she brings to the table. It is truly humbling to see the Republican Party embrace a black woman with a mind of her own, willing to stand up against the liberal establishment and fight for what is right.
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) July 11, 2023
Of course, Mainor’s defection has not gone unnoticed by the Democrats. They see her as a threat and have already begun plotting her downfall. There are reports that her former colleagues are even offering $1,000 checks to anyone who will run against her.
But Mainor is undaunted. She will not be silenced by the petty tactics of the Democrats, nor will she apologize for standing up for what she believes in. Her bravery and determination serve as an inspiration to us all.
This is just the latest defection from the Democrats to the Republican Party, with Black former Democrat Vernon Jones making the same move in 2021. The Republicans in Georgia’s House of Representatives now hold a comfortable margin, and the addition of Mainor to their ranks only strengthens their position.
It is time for the black community in Atlanta to wake up and recognize that the Democratic Party has betrayed them. The Republican Party offers a brighter future, with policies that truly benefit all Americans, regardless of race. Mainor has shown us the way, and it is up to us to follow her lead.