After only five months in existence, the #WalkAway from the Democrat Party movement has become a surprise powerhouse and this weekend hundreds came out for a march on Washington D.C.
The movement, started by New Yorker Brandon Straka only months ago, has counted many thousands of former Democrats who have left the party and crossed over to register as Republicans.
— Crane Boss (@CraneBoss17) October 28, 2018
Per Fox News:
Several hundred supporters attended Saturday’s mile-long march along Pennsylvania Avenue — from John Marshall Park near the Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House.
“We’re walking away from the Democratic Party and literally walking toward freedom,” #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka told Fox News.
Straka spearheaded the movement after posting an online video in May explaining why he was abandoning the Democratic Party.
“People are fed up with what’s happening on the left,” he said, adding that interest skyrocketed after the hearings into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanauagh. “These were really the kind of die-hard loyalists. People in their 60s and 70s who had been Democrats their whole life who said ‘This was the final straw for me.’”
Scores of video testimonials posted to the #WalkAway Campaign Facebook page give a variety of reasons for switching political allegiances.
Amusingly, many of the participants have taken to wearing red versions of the left’s pink pussy hats with a Trump patch on the front.
Breitbart News has an extensive report.
“We planned a really, really amazing weekend that we hope is going to wake a lot of people up — open a lot of people’s eyes,” Straka said, adding that, no, he could not have imagined celebrating at Trump International Hotel with hundreds of other #WalkAway liberals and the conservatives who support them, dubbed #WalkWiths, on the eve of the march and rally.
“I definitely did not think when I released my video on May 26 that I would be standing in Trump International Hotel, wearing an ‘I love Trump’ top hat and tuxedo,” Straka said.
When coupled with the recent young black leaders summit sponsored by Turning Point USA and we have the makings of a major departure from the left’s plantation.
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