A Democratic commissioner in New Mexico says shes switching to the GOP because of the Democratic Partys “far-left views” on abortion and other issues.
“Ive been a Democrat my entire adult life. So this is not a decision I take lightly. But the truth is that the modern Democrat party does not share the New Mexico values that I hold to,” Isabella Solis, who holds a seat on the Doña Ana County Commission, said in a statement sent to the Las Cruces Sun-News.
“As someone who believes in the sanctity of life, pro-growth economic policies, secure borders, and fiscal responsibility, I no longer feel there is a home for me in my former party that has embraced far-left views on these issues.”
Solis, a vice chair on the commission and a recent Las Cruces mayoral candidate, is in her first term.
She said shes not sure if shell run for re-election. Only Debra Hathaway has announced her candidacy for the seat so far.
Hathaway, a Democrat, told the Sun-News she didnt agree with Solis on the modern Democratic Party.
“I believe that we have a very big umbrella,” Hathaway said. “We have space enough for people to have different ideas … I think if we keep it that way we can have a lot of Democrats with a lot of different ideas.”
A number of elected officials have been switching party affiliations this year.
Pennsylvania state Sen. John Yudichak left the Democratic Party to become an Independent earlier this month.
“Regrettably, political extremists in both political parties fail to see the value in building relationships and strengthening our institutions of government,” he said. “These purist politicians, instead, are driven to serve the insatiable appetite of social media sites that neRead More – Source