On Thursday, President Donald Trump teased a big announcement to come from West Virginia tonight.
The announcement will take place at a rally in the state on Thursday evening. But it looks like we already know what Trump is going to say.
Jim Justice, West Virginia’s Democratic governor, is leaving his party. His plan, join the Republicans.
The Associated Press tweeted:
BREAKING: Official: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat, switching to Republican Party as President Trump visits his state.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2017
Here’s how people are reacting:
There's always room for one more on the Titanic
— lyndajorn (@lyndajorn2) August 3, 2017
Jim Justice just made the worst political move of the century, maybe ever.
CONGRATS GOVERNOR! https://t.co/HWkpcBPHxp
— Kevin D. Grüssing (@KevDGrussing) August 3, 2017
And so it begins,,, the migration to sanity.
— Mike Wall (@wallwriting) August 3, 2017
Justice is a billionaire who made his fortune in the coal industry. To be clear: He left the Republican Party in 2015 after announcing his run for governor.
When Justice threw his hat into the governor’s race, Democratic leadership praised his decision, via the Huffington Post:
” “The DGA welcomes Jim Justice to the West Virginia governor’s race,” said Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the DGA. “Jim Justice is a strong candidate with a record of creating jobs for working families and investing in West Virginia communities. We are confident that Democrats will keep the West Virginia governor’s office in 2016.”
Either way, such an announcement is not good news for the Democratic Party, who only have 15 governors to the Republican’s 34. Most West Virginians probably don’t have an issue with his switch, either. In the November election, Trump clobbered Hillary Clinton in the Mountain State.
Source: Conservative Daily