(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – After being “crucified” by her leftist colleagues for choosing to support school choice, a Georgia state legislator who had previously been a Democrat declared that she was switching parties.
She said the Democrat Party has “gotten away with using and abusing the black community.”
Mesha Mainor, a state representative for Georgia’s District 56, officially announced on Tuesday that she is changing her party affiliation from Democrat to Republican due to a tense working relationship with her colleagues.
Mainor said, “…I decided to leave the Democrat Party today.” She added that this wasn’t a political choice for me because I represent a blue district in the city of Atlanta. She claimed in a social media post that it was a MORAL one.
“I will NEVER apologize for being a black woman with a mind of my own,” she continued.
My name is Rep. Meisha Mainor and today I made the decision to leave the Democrat Party.
I represent a blue district in the city of Atlanta so this wasn’t a political decision for me. It was a a MORAL one.
I will NEVER apologize for being a black woman with a mind of my own. pic.twitter.com/q3snDGejCN
— Rep. Mesha Mainor (@MeshaMainor) July 11, 2023
“When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice, my Democrat colleagues didn’t stand by me,” Mainor said in an interview with Fox News Digital.
Mainor claimed that her Democratic colleagues “crucified” her for opposing moves to defund the police and supporting school choice.
She said she has always been the kind of public servant who would “work across the aisle to deliver results for my community and the people I was elected to represent.”
Her liberal colleagues, however, did not back her.
She reiterated that her choice to leave the Democrat Party is not political but moral, saying, “They abandoned me.”
“The Democrat Party has gotten away with using and abusing the black community for far too long,” stated Mainor.
“More than 90% of the black population has supported the Democratic Party for decades. And what have we accomplished as a result? I am an elected official for a mostly blue Atlanta district. I’m not making a political choice here. It’s moral in nature,” she added.
She said she had been anticipating the decision for a while. In a video made in May, Mainor explained that she was “in the crosshairs of my Democratic caucus in the Georgia House of Representatives.”
The “Democrat Party Establishment is looking to take me out,” Mainor stated in the caption.
“I represent a district that is overwhelmingly blue and diverse. And I have never hesitated and never will to vote for the communities I represent over party politics because it is in their best interests,” she stated.
According to her in the video, “Democrats at the Capitol took a hard position and demanded every Democrat vote against children and for the teachers union.”
“This includes school choice, parent rights, and opportunities for children to thrive, especially those that are marginalized and attend to fail in school,” she said.
“I voted yes for parents and yes for children, not failing schools,” she declared, announcing that she would not apologize to her colleagues for not caving into their requests.
Democrats were angry with her for not acting “like a good little girl,” she claimed, adding that her community appreciated the idea that someone was finally standing up for them and holding the system responsible.
She said, “Black lives matter is a phrase I hear every election year. Do they, though?”
She continued, criticizing Democrats for prioritizing new immigrants over the black community: “I see every other minority being prioritized except for black children suffering in poverty and not being able to read.”
“Do they, though? All other minorities seem to be receiving more attention than black youngsters who are poor and illiterate, in my opinion. A million dollars will be sent to the border for immigrant services,” she added.
She continued, “Black communities, though? Certainly not a shout-out. Sorry, but I disagree with this. I’m not going to give up. In reality, I’m just getting started.”
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
“For the first time in a very long time,” Mainor told Fox News Digital, “it is humbling to be embraced by people who don’t find fault with a black woman having a mind of her own and be willing to buck the party line.”
“The most dangerous thing to the Democratic Party is a black person with their own ideas,” she continued, adding that she wouldn’t be surprised if she faced criticism from them.
“So,” she answered, “I wouldn’t be surprised.”
Furthermore, Mainor stated that she will continue to try to “grow the Republican Party, helping us not focus — not just on preaching to the choir, but growing the congregation” while still concentrating on her core topics, education, and school choice.
Georgia State Representative Mesha Mainor announces that she is switching from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
She represents a heavily Democratic district in Atlanta.
— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) July 11, 2023
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