As the presidential election gets closer, and as unrest continues to plague Democrat-run cities and states, it looks as though some Democrats have had enough and are car-hopping right onto the "Trump train."
Six Democrat mayors from the state of Minnesota, where the bulk of the rioting and looting going on in the U.S. began following the death of George Floyd, have chosen to endorse President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in their campaign to be reelected.
The mayors wrote a letter to "fellow Americans" indicating their intentions along with why they came to the decision not to support Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden.
Here's part of what the mayors wrote in the letter:
Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades. We have watched as our constituents' jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class. We lost thousands of jobs, and generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere. Today, we don't recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats. We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us.
The mayors that took part in the letter belong to towns that are in Minnesota's "Iron Range," which consist of iron-ore mining towns close to Lake Superior. Mayors Larry Cuffe (Virginia), John Champa (Chisholm), Chuck Novak (Ely), Chris Swanson (Two Harbors), Robert Vlaisavljevich (Eveleth) and Andrea Zupancich (Babbitt) were the mayors who signed the letter.
Pence took to Twitter to thank the mayors: