With the victory of Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s candidate for the Democratic nomination on Nov. 2, we saw Democrats get a lot of support. This was especially true in Virginia where many people rejected what was being taught at schools. But across the country, there were people delivering a message that they weren’t liking what they were seeing from Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Victor Jimenez, one of the people who switched to Youngkin and voted in Virginia for him was among them. Jimenez not only was a Democrat, but he was the lead public information officer for Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office for community affairs. That’s a high-powered Democratic position.
This #BlackHistoryMonth, @MayorBowserVictor Jimenez (ex-Public Information Officer Lead at), is a proud AfroDominican journalist. @DCMOCA. As a comms professional, he is “incurably curious and committed to never stop learning.”#BlackHistoryDC #SomosDC #CarasLindasDC pic.twitter.com/J9Wly4UubX
— Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs (@OLADCGov) February 24, 2020
But he tossed it all, voting for Glenn Youngkin and now he’s switched parties, as well.
Jimenez made a big impression after the election in Virginia when he told Telemundo that “Biden turned me into a Republican” and Biden “destroyed the economy.”
Jimenez appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night to explain further why he left the Democratic Party.
“The reason I switched parties is because of everything that’s going on in the country right now. We see immigration through the roof right now, and that is affecting a lot of Hispanic families in my home state of Virginia,” Jimenez said. “And those are people who are already struggling with making ends meet.”
Jimenez said to Carlson, that the illegal migration crisis was the top reason for his departure from the Democratic Party.
“If you look at the southern border, we have thousands of people who are just waiting there. And I’m not saying we have good people try to come into the country with good intentions, but we also have bad people coming into the country with bad intentions. People with illegal guns and drugs and people who are running from their law enforcement in their own country.”
Jimenez pointed out that there has been an increase in violence and crime. “People can feel it.” He said Democrats expect him to be a Democrat by default but he was “going against that narrative” and he felt that right now “everything is crumbling for the Democrats.” He called the Youngkin victory “the beginning of the end” for the Democratic Party and indicated “in 2022, I feel, we’re going to see more of that.”
Jimenez represents a big problem for Democrats — Democrats who see the policies that are currently being embraced by Biden and the party no longer make any sense and are in fact hurting them. Jimenez isn’t alone. It’s why Youngkin — who shouldn’t have had a chance against a machine politician like Terry McAuliffe — won. It’s why Jack Ciatterelli in New Jersey came within a whisker of winning in New Jersey. They see that in Jimenez’s words, everything is terrible under Joe Biden and they’re not buying it anymore.