Dallas’ Mayor Eric Johnson has announced he is jumping ship and joining the Republican party!
Mayor Johnson says, “American Cities Need Republicans.”
This is huge news!
Democrats are beginning to realize that their policies are destroying their cities.
More from Fox News:
The mayor of one of the largest cities in the United States announced in a Friday op-ed that he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed with the headline “America’s Cities Need Republicans, and I’m Becoming One”, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson explains that he is leaving the Democratic Party because “the future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism.”
“Our cities desperately need the genuine commitment to these principles (as opposed to the inconsistent, poll-driven commitment of many Democrats) that has long been a defining characteristic of the GOP,” Johnson wrote.
“In other words, American cities need Republicans—and Republicans need American cities,” Johnson continued. “When my political hero Theodore Roosevelt was born, only 20% of Americans lived in urban areas. By the time he was elected president, that share had doubled to 40%. Today, it stands at 80%. As America’s cities go, so goes America.”
Republicans all over are cheering!
🚨 Dallas’ Democrat Mayor Eric Johnson has announced he’s becoming a Republican:
“America’s Cities Need Republicans, and I’m Becoming One: While Dallas has thrived, elsewhere Democratic policies have exacerbated crime and homelessness.” pic.twitter.com/02uBrCoZNW
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 22, 2023
BREAKING REPORT: Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson FLIPS to Republican Party..
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, a longtime Democrat, said he's switched party to become a Republican. -Texas Tribune
"Today I am changing my party affiliation."
"Next spring, I will be voting in the Republican… pic.twitter.com/THOCBBtrQi
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) September 22, 2023
The most Texas story you’ll read today
Days after AG Ken Paxton was acquitted, the recently re-elected Democrat Mayor of Dallas Eric Johnson announced he is switching to the Republican Party
“America’s cities need Republicans and I’m becoming one”
Welcome brother! pic.twitter.com/2xLaUlrkrH
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) September 22, 2023
There are still skeptics who are suspicious of the change.
Some think that Mayor Johnson is doing this to sabotage the GOP from the inside.
I don’t believe this is the case.
There’s no reason for that to happen.
Mayor Johnson sees the need for more conservative legislation in Dallas.
More from CBS News:
He also wrote that he believes Democratic policies “exacerbate homelessness, coddle criminals and make it harder for ordinary people to make a living,” while accusing Democrats of “virtue signalling.”
Johnson wrote that despite the change in his party registration, he will not change his approach to the non-partisan office of mayor.
“In the coming years, I will continue to pursue my three-pronged goal for Dallas: to become the safest major city in America with the best park system in Texas and the lowest taxes in our fast-growing North Texas region,” he wrote.
The Texas GOP was quick to praise Johnson’s decision on social media Friday morning.
They shared: “Let’s all welcome @Johnson4Dallas to the Republican Party! His tenure as Mayor has been marked by fighting hard for lower property taxes and fully funding Dallas PD.”
Let us pray that this is the beginning of significant changes all over.
Democrats will inevitably start to wake up to their failure.
Their policies are not sustainable, and they will have to change shortly.