After 10 terms in office as a Democrat, Rep. Ryan Guillen from south Texas switched parties to the GOP in the latest blow to the Marxists destroying America today.
Guillen told his constituents, “The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas.”
And on Monday, @RyanGuillen , a longtime #Democrat who has represented a majority-Latino district in the Rio Grande Valley, announced that he was becoming a Republican. Here’s the video. #txlege pic.twitter.com/cWeK7rSFEZ
— Edgar Sandoval 🤓 (@edjsandoval) November 16, 2021
The Texas Tribune reported:
Longtime Democratic state Rep. Ryan Guillen of Rio Grande City is switching parties as Republicans press to make new inroads in South Texas and after redistricting made his district much more favorable to the GOP.
Guillen made the announcement Monday morning at a news conference here where he was joined by Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont.
“Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values, not the values of most Texans,” Guillen said. “The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas.”
I am thrilled and honored to welcome my friend Rep. @RyanGuillen to the Republican Party. I am making it my personal mission to ensure that Rep. Guillen returns to the Legislature so we can continue the work for our great state. #txlege pic.twitter.com/fatylKg8oy
— Dade Phelan (@DadePhelan) November 15, 2021
Welcome to the party of freedom, opportunity & prosperity @RyanGuillen.
As Dems move further left, they're abandoning the people of South Texas & their values.
Rep. Guillen's decision to switch parties is indicative of a shifting landscape in South Texas. pic.twitter.com/6gwEV0DNqB
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 15, 2021