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.”

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.

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.


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