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WV Governor Switches to GOP at Trump Rally: ‘Democrats Walked Away From Me’

On Thursday night, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice took to the stage at President Trump‘s rally to officially announce that he is switching his party affiliation.

“This man and myself are not politicians,” he began. “We ran to get something done. We ran and gave up part of our lives. We ran because we want nothing. We ran, as our Founding Fathers did, to serve.”

Justice began by telling the rally goers that he “tried with all his soul” during the last session of legislature, but there was “way too much pain.”

“We hurt a lot of people,” he expressed. “We hurt our vets,and our teachers, and our disabled, and our weak, and we walked away from the old.”

He went on to say that the “Democrats walked away” from him at the alter.

“Today I tell you as West Virginians- I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” Justice stated.  “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.”

He quoted his late mother, a staunch Republican, by saying “Jimmy, it’s about damn time you came to your senses!”

Justice also asked the crowd “Have we not heard enough about the Russians?” and cracked a joke at the expense of Reince Preibus about how Trump has a Chief of Staff that”all of us can pronounce his first name.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News

 

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