Texas Lawmaker Leaves Democratic Party, Joins GOPEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Texas Rep. Ryan Guillen, a Democrat, announced Monday he’s joining the Republican Party. Guillen said he grew up among Democrats and has always been a Democrat lawmaker, but he felt it was time to change parties. “Many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C. are not our values, are not the values of most Texans, certainly not the values of South Texans. The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry, and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in south Texas,” he told a press conference in Floresville, near San Antonio. Guillen said he’s voted for years to protect the Second Amendment and unborn babies, and has long been against tax increases. He also wants the U.S.–Mexico border secured. “I now look forward to not having to break with my …Read More

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