A recent poll found that women are voting more for Democrats than men are. One of those women is a Republican — or she was. Lori Stegmann, a lifelong Republican, just switched parties and one of the reasons is Donald Trump. Stegmann, 58, was elected a Multnomah County commissioner in 2016 and has now changed her party affiliation to Democrat, according to The Oregonian.
Stegmann, who represents District 4 on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, said that she “cannot condone the misogyny, the racism, and the unethical and immoral behavior of the current administration.”
She described herself as politically moderate, and said, “I have not changed but the Republican Party most certainly has.” Stegmann pointed to the Trump administration’s policy of separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border as one of the reasons for changing her political affiliation.
It appears that she can relate to what the immigrants are going through. From Oregon Live:
Stegmann was born in South Korea and orphaned there, adopted by an American family and later became a naturalized citizen.”
“I serve on an all-woman board,” she said. “I’m a minority. I’m an immigrant.”
Stegmann said that the Democratic Party is “a big tent party.”
“This decision is about who I am, what I believe in and my core values. And if you don’t stand for something, then you stand for nothing,” Stegmann said. “I prefer to stand,” she added. “And now I stand with the Democrats.”
Welcome to The Resistance, Lori.
A lot of Republicans feel ostracized by their party’s extreme shift to the hard right.
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich also feels that his party left him.
“I’m still a Republican,” Kasich said earlier this year. “I didn’t leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left me.” Kasich, though, has not changed his party affiliation, at least not yet.
The Republican party has been cozying up to a hostile foreign power while bending over backward for their president, obviously forgetting that they work for the people, not Donald Trump. Of course, Trump supporters will conclude that she’s just a RINO, and never gave God Emperor Donald Trump a chance. You’ve heard the drill.
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