The sheriff Dave Wedding of southern Indiana’s largest county Vanderburgh County has Withdraw from the Democratic Party and support the Republican Party
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding made his announcement last week Beyond the Evansville company of leading Republican donor Steve Chancellor with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch in attendance.
Wedding, double chosen sheriff as a Democrat, noted a sizable U.S. flag nearby and said Democrats”need to burn off that thing daily.”
“I’m tired of seeing flames set in our roads,” wedding stated. “I’m tired of people besieged God, our church, our police, our government and everything we stand for.
“What I have witnessed across the USA is shocking,” Wedding told”Fox & Friends,” after leaving the Democratic Party.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding announced Thursday that he had changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in Evansville, Indiana. https://t.co/b20Ka2rg36— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 7, 2020
“As a law enforcement leader, I can not envision 101 days of rioting, and it is condoned by the Democratic leadership. It’s unbelievable that they could do that to a law enforcement specialist. As a burglar, I could not imagine putting my deputies about the front lines of these riots night after night with no relief in sight,” wedding stated.
Two Democrat Sheriffs in Indiana joined the Republican Party! Proud to welcome Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh Co. and Sheriff Tom Latham of Posey Co. to the GOP! Under President @realdonaldtrump we stand for Law & Order and we Back the Blue! https://t.co/7JQNfnAGwl— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) September 4, 2020
While we’re disappointed with Dave Wedding’s choice to leave the Democratic Party, we are more disappointed with the justification he supplied the community for his pick. We are conscious that there are lots of conversations regarding authorities reform on a national level. However, Sheriff Wedding knows that the Democratic majorities on the County Commissioners and City Council have been firmly and consistently supportive of law enforcement. By comparison, he’s always pointed out the Republican-controlled Vanderburgh County Council and Indiana State Legislature were responsible for the creation of budgetary restraints which made his job more difficult. His move to the Republican Party after benefiting from years of Democratic support create his political opportunism even more distasteful. But we as a celebration look forward to building on last year’s achievement and welcoming a new wave of new leadership this autumn and re-electing established leadership including County Councilman Mike Goebel, State Representative Ryan Hatfield, County Coroner Steve Lockyear, and County Commissioner Ben Shoulders; one of others.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding is switching to the Republican party and telling the community he feels the Democratic Party has lost its way.https://t.co/GtFKJrKeJm— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 8, 2020
“Democrats love their country and that is why we are fighting hard for the preservation of democracy,” county Chairwoman Edie Hardcastle said. “We are fighting for our flag and the principle of law provided that it’s applied to all Americans, and also the liberty of religion so we can all worship as we like in the USA.”
The sheriff at neighboring Posey County along with the mayor of Hobart in northwestern Indiana’s Lake County also shifted to Republican allegiances earlier that summer.