Rep. Mesha Mainor: “The most dangerous thing to the Democrat Party is a black person with a mind of their own.”
Georgia State House Rep. Mesha Mainor is leaving the Democrat party because she didn’t toe the party line.
I know the GOP likes purity, but it’s not as obsessed as the Democrats.
Mainor said the Democrats pummeled her when she chose to support a school choice bill.
My name is Rep. Meisha Mainor and today I made the decision to leave the Democrat Party.
I represent a blue district in the city of Atlanta so this wasn’t a political decision for me. It was a a MORAL one.
I will NEVER apologize for being a black woman with a mind of my own. pic.twitter.com/q3snDGejCN
— Rep. Mesha Mainor (@MeshaMainor) July 11, 2023
Mainor told Fox News Digital:
“When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice, my Democrat colleagues didn’t stand by me,” Mainor explained of her decision in a statement to Fox News Digital. “They crucified me. When I decided to stand up in support of safe communities and refused to support efforts to defund the police, they didn’t back me. They abandoned me.”
“For far too long, the Democrat Party has gotten away with using and abusing the black community,” she added. “For decades, the Democrat Party has received the support of more than 90% of the black community. And what do we have to show for it? I represent a solidly blue district in the city of Atlanta. This isn’t a political decision for me. It’s a moral one.”
Mainor promised to continue her work ethic with both parties and will do everything she can for her constituents.
Education will remain a priority for Mainor. She mentioned a few months ago “that some schools in her district have 3% reading proficiency rates and that many kids cannot do simple math.”
Mainor said that she has “been met with much encouragement” amid her decision to switch parties and noted that it’s “humbling to be embraced – for the first time in a long time – by individuals who don’t find fault in a black woman having a mind of her own and be willing to buck the party line.”
Asked whether she believes she will face pushback from Democrats over her decision, Mainor said, “The most dangerous thing to the Democrat Party is a black person with a mind of their own. So, it wouldn’t surprise me.”
Here is Mainor in March:
Georgia Representative Mesha Mainor (D) speaks in favor of SCHOOL CHOICE bill: "if you went to McDonald's every day and got a burnt hamburger and burnt fries, are you going to keep going back to that McDonald's?
That's what the children are saying." pic.twitter.com/qwMVl467xl
— Corey A. DeAngelis, school choice evangelist (@DeAngelisCorey) March 23, 2023
Mainor unleashed her anger towards the Democrats and their hypocrisy back in May.
Mainor claimed the Democrats prioritized “migrants over inner city children.” She also said the Democrats at the Capital “demanded every Democrat vote against children and for the teachers union.”
“I voted yes for parents and yes for children not failing schools,” said Mainor.
It seems Mainor understands her job. She’s heard from many parents who are frustrated over politicians putting “the teachers union and donors ahead of their constituents.”
Mainor also couldn’t believe her colleagues became angry at her for sticking to her principles.
I feel the burn:
“It’s ironic. I’ll say every election year, I hear ‘Black Lives Matter.’ But do they? I see every other minority being prioritized except Black children living in poverty that can’t read,” Mainor argued.
“We’ll send $1,000,000 to the border for immigrant services. But Black communities, not even a shout-out. I’m sorry, I don’t agree with this,” she added. “I’m not backing down and I’m actually just getting started.”
I’m a sitting Democrat in the Georgia House of Representatives and the Democrat Party Establishment is looking to take me out.
I’m tired of hearing certain folks in my party chant Black Lives Matter during Election Years but are NOWHERE to be found any other year. pic.twitter.com/wuMdVBeCki
— Rep. Mesha Mainor (@MeshaMainor) May 20, 2023
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