You know we conservatives are so often told to suck it up, hold our noses, and just vote for these weak, spineless, un-principled candidates the GOP keeps tossing us? Ever notice how — when one of our guys or gals gets nominated — NONE of that talk emerges from the other side. NONE.
In 1964, we got Republicans for Johnson. In 1980, We got the independent candidacy of former Republican John Anderson. In 2020, we’re getting Republicans for Biden:
A group of North Carolina Republicans are joining a growing list of politicians and voters across the country who are blurring party lines ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election.
“North Carolina Republicans for Biden” is part of a national effort officials say is aimed at engaging Republicans who are supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president, instead of voting to re-elect President Donald Trump.
Among the list of Republican politicians announcing their support of Biden are former N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert “Bob” Orr, former state Representative Charles Jeter, Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Chair Mike Hawkins and Transylvania County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chair Page Lemel.
Jeter, who resides in Mecklenburg County, spoke to WBTV in a Zoom interview Wednesday afternoon, explaining his decision to vote against President Trump.
“He is doing everything he can to fundamentally alter the character of this nation and I fear he could do irreparable damage,” said Jeter.
The former state representative said he doesn’t like the way the President has treated the country and the American public. Jeter said he has taken issue with the way the President has handled trade agreements, and doesn’t like the way Trump has dealt with undocumented immigrants in America.
Jeter said he doesn’t agree with everything Joe Biden hopes to do, but would rather have the former Vice President in office.
“This is a man who’s proven to trust the experts. This is a man whose proven he knows how to govern, and in a time of so many challenges, our nation needs to return to a common, decent man or woman running the place with a steady hand,” explained Jeter.
He admitted that he also voted against President Trump in the 2016 election.
“I make no apologies for my vote in 2016. What I make an apology for, is I did it quietly,” said Jeter. “I did it alone. I did it in secret. I’m not making that mistake this time.”
The former representative said he is not worried about the backlash he may face from other Republicans.
“I’m not willing to sell my soul and I’m not gonna do that and if that causes backlash, I promise you I’ll sleep well at night,” said Jeter.
[…] WBTV reached out to the NCGOP for comment, and was referred to the President’s campaign for a statement.
“Low-level losers do not concern us,” Trump Victory Spokesperson Gates McGavick wrote. “The President has record support from Republicans and will be re-elected in November.”
Do you think Jeter, Orr and all these other folks will have ANY heartburn about voting for Tillis? NOPE. When Tillis was speaker of the state House, Jeter was one of the most powerful members of the chamber and even ran the party’s candidate recruitment and fundraising efforts. Jeter resigned his seat, at the last minute, to avoid a reelection defeat. Tillis and the Meck Mob hooked him up with a sweet gig lobbying the General Assembly for the county schools.