Vernon Jones, a Democratic state representative from Georgia, speaks during the 2020 Republican National Convention about why he’s voting for President Donald Trump. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi
The DNC featured a number of registered Republicans who announced their support for Biden. At the Republican convention, Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones of Georgia made his case for Trump.
“The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they’ve had us on for decades,” Jones, who is Black, said in his prepared remarks.
Jones, 59, accused Democrats of “pandering” to Black voters and said that when he announced his support for Trump, “all hell broke loose.”
“I was threatened, called an embarrassment, and asked to resign by my party. Unfortunately, that’s consistent with the Democratic Party and how they view independent thinking Black men and women,” Jones said.
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