Breaking: GOP Achieves Historical Majority In Louisiana State House After Democratic State Rep. Francis Thompson Switched Sides  

Credits: Brett Duke

GOP lawmakers from Louisiana have achieved historic authority in the State legislature following the switch by a Democratic lawmaker from his respective party, because of his ex-party’s leftist stance. 

According to a report by Newsweek, State Representative Francis Thompson mentioned that the Democratic Party’s left-wing approach doesn’t match with his Christian beliefs, therefore, he has declared that he will be switching parties soon and joining the Republican party.

The report also stated that with this step of Thompson, the GOP has gained a majority in the State’s House in the previous 210 years.  

Thompson announced: 

“Let me clear: Nothing has changed. There are values and principles that I firmly hold onto that guide my decisions. My conservative voting record over my years in the Legislature speaks for itself.”

He added: 

“The push the past several years by Democratic leadership on both the national and state level to support certain issues does not align with those values and principles that are a part of my Christian life.”

Thompson, who frequently cast ballots with the Republican Party and became “the longest-serving Democrat in the Louisiana state legislature,” stated his conclusion was the outcome of long reviews. 

Thompson informed the News Star: 

“This is a happy day, but it’s not a decision that was made in a day.”

He added: 

“I’ve struggled with this and have been thinking about it for more than a year when it has become clear that the Republican Party better represents my values and philosophy today.”

GOP lawmakers in the state stated that Thompson’s step was pretty crucial. 

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