North Carolina Rep. Tricia Cotham is not an outlier nor is she uncommon. …
In fact, her story is all too common; according to the latest reports, Rep. Cotham has formally switched her allegiance from the Democratic Party to the GOP.
Cotham says that she no longer recognizes her former party and went on to detail the bullying, lack of common sense, and outright Orwellian tendencies that now characterize the Democrat establishment.
I want to stress that Cotham is part of a directional trend—several high-profile Democrats including Krysten Sinema and Tulsi Gabbard have both formally left the Democratic Party in the last year.
Beyond that, many others have outright switched or retired from politics entirely—there is an exodus occurring within the increasingly far-left political organization.
How many Republicans do you see switching sides and becoming Democrats? Exactly zero—the trend only goes one way, just like immigration to America—there are reasons for both. …
Those reading this know that I am no fan of the GOP or political parties in general. I find myself disagreeing with the GOP on many, many occasions, but they’re just that—disagreements, and reasonable disagreements at that. …
Only one political party in America is increasingly unhinged. Disagreement is healthy and a normal part of a vibrant society; being completely unhinged and promoting mental illness as legitimate political expression, in a clever masquerade, is not.
Here’s what she had to say today at her press event announcing her entrance into the NC GOP:
Huge! North Carolina lawmaker Tricia Cotham announced she is leaving the Democrat party and joining the Republican party. She said the Democrat party has become unrecognizable and won’t be controlled anymore by anyone.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 5, 2023
According to Daily Caller, the Democrat attack on Cotham is already well underway:
Rep. Tricia Cotham, a Democrat representing the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been urged to resign by her fellow Democratic colleagues over her impending announcement that she intends to join the Republican Party, WCNC News reported.
House Democratic leader Robert Reives and State party chair Anderson Clayton called her forthcoming switch a “betrayal” of the voters who “overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates up and down the ballot,” the outlet stated.
Breaking News: A longtime Democratic state representative in North Carolina switched parties, giving Republicans narrow veto-proof majorities in both chambers of the legislature, allowing them to bypass Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat. https://t.co/R4y3e8z0u0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 5, 2023
The Black Political Caucus, which endorsed Tricia Cotham, is “troubled and dismayed by the recent changes in values and priorities exhibited by Representative Tricia Cotham.” pic.twitter.com/PnTRQBglgI
— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) April 5, 2023
The New York Post explains:
With Cotham on their side, Republicans will dominate both the state House and Senate, as well as hand the party a veto-proof majority against the Democratic governor.
The Democratic backlash against Cotham only grew Tuesday as news of her secret switch broke, with her former colleagues calling on her to resign.