As Twitchy reported earlier Thursday, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, a black Democrat who caught a lot of flak from his party when he endorsed Donald Trump for president, had announced in a statement, “Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation” and “I intend not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020.”
That was yesterday, though. Now Jones is out Thursday with a new video saying an outpouring of support from his constituents has made him change his mind, and he will not be resigning after all:
Yesterday, I announced my intentions to resign from my office. But shortly thereafter, the outpour of support I received was too great for me to ignore.
I will not allow the Democrats to bully me into submission. I will not let them win.
— Vernon Jones (@RepVernonJones) April 23, 2020
— Giacomo K. Proud member of Black Voices for Trump (@giacoknox) April 23, 2020
Hallelujah! Thank you for not resigning! Don’t ever let the democrats bully you!
Us Trump supporters have been bullied for years by democrats & we keep going. ??
— Interracials for Trump ?? (@sandyleevincent) April 23, 2020
Blacks folks around the country are waking up from the Democrat Matrix. FREE YOUR MIND. ?
— Kameron (@BlackBrettFavre) April 23, 2020
Thank you, sir! Thank you for standing strong! Your bravery is an inspiration! "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." – Galatians 6:9
— Making It Pay (@makingitpay) April 23, 2020
Don’t you dare resign. I’m loving this!!!!
— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 23, 2020
Good for you, man.
There was a time I was afraid to wear my MAGA hat in public. Then I decided I was tired of being afraid, so I put it on and went to the store. I ran into 2 other people wearing theirs, and a teenager (wow) complimented my hat genuinely.
Don't live in fear.
— Ryan S. (@RyBond007) April 23, 2020
I literally wore out shoes when I worked for Democratic candidates. But this was when they were the party of free speech and helping out working folk. I don’t even know what they are now. I don’t think they know what they are. But it ain’t pretty.
— Michael Lewis (@lewisbooks77) April 23, 2020
Excellent. You have millions of supporters that have your back. Stay strong!
— Dark Hyacinth? (@DarkHyacinth) April 23, 2020
You’re a politician who represents the people who elected you… we need more politicians like you.
— Todd Jentink Jr (@JentinkTodd_JR) April 23, 2020
Now that your eyes are open to what the democrats are, you have to realize the media = democrats and not let them scare you. Fear is the only power they have over you.
— Bobby Bobster (@moodyrepub) April 23, 2020
— HandgunInstructor (@m16a172) April 23, 2020
Wow! Make America Greater Than Ever Before. So glad you changed your decision.
— ?? MJ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@realmajordan) April 23, 2020
You are awesome man! Just be you.
— Publius (@Publius_123) April 23, 2020
Bravo! Stand Tall Patriot! We Are With YOU! pic.twitter.com/SABnRmLwG2
— StuffUNeedToKnow (@CkitOutPassitON) April 23, 2020
As a former Democrat, who is now a Republican, this makes me happy. I'm a conservative, and being a conservative Democrat was just pointless. The party of my grandparents was hijacked by the far-left some time ago. I hope you #WalkAway away some day too.
— Snidely Whiplashes Ghost (@MikaelYaron) April 23, 2020
Stay in the game. You are the voice of reason in the Democratic Party.
— CDFarzley (@cyfarz) April 23, 2020
— Vol4Life (@ih8florida) April 23, 2020
— DocRock1007 ?? (@DocRock1007) April 23, 2020
Great decision. We are Americans, and we don’t submit to bullies! Stay strong!
— T Gilbert, JD (@tponews) April 23, 2020
— ☘️Colleen (@Turnoffthemsm) April 23, 2020
HELL YES! When you are up for re-election, I'm donating to your campaign from Utah. Not even a question.
— Illegitimi non carborundum (@B_BNKS) April 23, 2020
This is great news. I may not support your politics, but I 100% support your decision to stand up to the bullies and #MAGA.
Bravo. We need more independent thinkers in this world.
God bless you.
— Artisan Well (@stealthartisan) April 23, 2020
‘Democrats are the bigots they claim to HATE’: Vernon Jones spits STRAIGHT-FIRE at his own party after resigning and DAMN (watch) https://t.co/KRdKkOkoGB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 23, 2020