“I’m going to support the policy over the person.”
Actor Isaiah Washington spoke to Fox Nation’s Tyrus about his decision to leave the Democratic Party.
Washington noted that Democratic politicians have not done enough for America or the black community. He praised President Donald Trump’s support for the First Step Act, which provides “deserving prisoners the opportunity to get a shortened sentence for positive behavior and job training, and giving judges and juries the power that the Constitution intended to grant them in sentencing.”
“Walking away is a sacrifice,” Washington explained to Tyrus. “There’s a risk and there’s a penalty for it but you have to walk away when it matters…and the reason I chose to walk away from the Democratic party…is that something doesn’t’ feel right.”
He has chosen “to support the policy over the person.”
I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct ??♂️
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) April 1, 2019
Washington never really engaged in political activism until he attended the celebration of Trump’s support for the First Step Act. He also uses the hashtag #WalkAway in his tweets while speaking out against the mainstream media.
We all know that Democrats dominate the conversations in Hollywood. Washington pointed out that Hollywood contains plenty of conservatives and libertarians, but most fear for their careers if they speak out.
“You got a lot of conservative or centric libertarian-minded people that really care about other people but they are terrified to come out of the closet and say anything that’s not in line with the Democratic party,” he said.
Washington called out his fellow conservatives and libertarians in Hollywood on Twitter last week. He called them hypocrites and cowards while urging them to speak up.
I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives. Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards. You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr. pic.twitter.com/WAnLUnCz9l
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) August 26, 2019
Washington is correct. The only way for conservatives and libertarians in Hollywood to take back the conversations is to speak out. While it’s wrong for employers and friends to punish those people, it would be harder to keep doing that if they all came out.DONATE
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