On Tuesday, John Lee the Mayor of North Las Vegas announced that he will be switching to the Republican Party because the Democratic Party has changed turning more towards socialism.

“In the Democratic Party of Nevada, they had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the socialistic (sic) party. It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party that I can stand with anymore.” – Mayor John Lee 

In recent elections for Nevada Democratic Leadership a majority of those elected were affiliated with the Democratic Socialist of America.

“The working class, the working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation anymore. It all has to do with the elitists, and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country or the future.” – Mayor John Lee 

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Mayor Lee always considered himself to be a conservative Democrat, but for years has held many conservative values including gun rights. He also voted for Donald Trump twice and felt it was time to make the change official.

“Though I’ve been a registered Democrat on paper my entire life, I made the switch in my heart a long time ago, because on some things, there’s simply no compromise,” – Mayor John Lee