West Virginia governor announces plan to switch parties

West Virginia governor announces plan to switch parties

Jim Justice announced his intent to shed his Democrat label, sending an already raucous crowd of Trump supporters into a frenzy Thursday in Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

"What in the world is wrong with us as people", Justice said. "West Virginia was at the alter and the Democrats walked away from me".

"I will tell you with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, today I will tell you as West Virginians that I can't help you anymore being a Democrat governor", he said.

Justice then announced he would officially change his voter registration to Republican on Friday, inspiring cheers. "Do you understand? Large". His roots are conservative, though - he actually was a Republican at one time - and his successful golf resort business savvy and million dollar bank account has led to a long-time friendship with the Trump family.

"In last session there was some greatness passed, but there was too much pain".

"Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign", he said. We've done a lot of criticizing of the governor over the past few years, but today is a new day. It just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about.

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House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, who was at the rally, said he wants to welcome Justice to the Republican party.

While grand juries hear evidence and sometimes decline to hand up indictments, it now looks unlikely that Mueller will "simply submit a report to Congress and allow the political process to digest his findings", Ohlin said.

Lucas still sounded a bit wary Thursday night. "I would hope we will have a better working relationship". It would be hard to imagine Justice inserting himself in the Senate race in support of the Republican candidate.

"Republican principles are smaller government, more efficient government, lower taxes". We want conservative values, economic ideas that actually create jobs. In a statement, Carmichael said he is pleased with Justice's decision. "We welcome anyone who wishes to join the party of Lincoln", Rob Cornelius, Wood County Republican Party chairman, said.

At the time of the switch, the state party website was filled with anti-Justice press releases and posts.

He reportedly contributed to the campaigns of both Republican and Democrat parties. But Democrats have given Manchin some plum committee assignments, including Armed Services and Energy and Natural Resources Committees. "Governor Justice, welcome back to the Republican party". "Jim Justice's past differences with our party and our party's platform came while he was a Democrat".

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Justice is, The Hill reports, "the only billionaire in West Virginia, [and] the chief executive officer of dozens of companies, many in the coal industry". During his campaign for governor, Jim Justice said he would never lie to the public; he said he would never be a politician, and he would definitely be a full-time governor. "None of those promises were kept". He took advantage of Democrats to get our votes.

Kim Van Rijn, who attended the rally with her husband, Mark Dasher, said she believes Trump poses the biggest threat to national security "since forever, really, certainly since the Cold War".

"This man is a good man", Justice said.

The state's other senator, Republican Shelley Moore Capito, traveled with Trump to West Virginia.

Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh, said he was surprised at the announcement.

"Nick and I have had many, many, many discussions", he said.

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Speaking at the rally, Trump said Justice's switch was proof that his agenda "rises above left or right". "Pursuing Republican policies is what makes a person a Republican". "I voted for Gary Johnson", Newman said. "So, it's time, I think, for a complete change of our Democratic Party". And maybe this will help that.

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