State Rep. Meisha Mainor has made a brave decision – ditching the Democrat Party and joining the Republicans, setting an example for others to follow suit.
As she explains it, this was a moral move rather than one driven by politics. Mainor’s defection comes two months after she warned that the “Democrat Party Establishment is looking to take me out.”
The Republican party stands to benefit greatly from Mainor’s move as it shifts the balance of power in the Georgia State House to 102-78 in favor of Team Red.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Mainor revealed why she chose to abandon her former party despite their long history of support from black Americans: mistreatment when standing up for children’s education opportunities and refusal to back her when opposing efforts to defund police forces.
Mainor expressed that Democrats didn’t stand by her when she advocated for school choice or refused to defund police forces – instead they abandoned her.
She also noted how the party has been ‘using and abusing’ black communities for decades without any tangible results that reflect their support base in turn.
When asked about possible pushback from Democrats following her decision, Mainor made a bold statement: “The most dangerous thing to the Democrat Party is a black person with a mind of their own,” suggesting something more sinister beneath surface-level political drama over her defection.
It appears this move had been coming since May when Meisha posted a warning on social media claiming she was “in the crosshairs” of Democratic colleagues due to her beliefs which didn’t align with those of the party establishment.
Mainor also explained Democrats abandoned her when she opposed their efforts to defund the police and cited this as an example of how the party has abused the black community for decades.
When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice, my Democrat colleagues didn’t stand by me. They crucified me.
When I decided to stand up in support of safe communities and refused to support efforts to defund the police, they didn’t back me. They abandoned me.
For far too long, the Democrat Party has gotten away with using and abusing the black community. For decades, the Democrat Party has received the support of more than 90% of the black community.
And what do we have to show for it? I represent a solidly blue district in the city of Atlanta. This isn’t a political decision for me. It’s a moral one.”
This would suggest there were deeper issues at play here than just differences in opinion – ones where individuals are not allowed freedom of thought within what should be an open-minded party willing to accept different opinions on matters such as these.
As Breitbart notes, one could see this move coming for a while. Mainor previous posted a warning in May where she revealed she was “in the crosshairs of my Democratic caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives.” In the caption, Mainor explained that the “Democrat Party Establishment is looking to take me out.”
It is not 100% clear whether she meant this in a political context or there was something even more sinister. We all know how certain politicians allegedly deal with their political opposition.
Meisha Mainor has set a powerful example with her recent change in allegiance; one which demonstrates courage and bravery beyond simple politics or morals but rather speaks volumes for standing up against mistreatment regardless of race or gender no matter what side you may be leaning towards politically speaking.
I’m a sitting Democrat in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democrat Party Establishment is looking to take me out.
I’m tired of hearing certain folks in my party chant Black Lives Matter during Election Years but are NOWHERE to be found any other year. pic.twitter.com/wuMdVBeCki
— Rep. Mesha Mainor (@MeshaMainor) May 20, 2023
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.