Freshman Dem congressman switches parties
One down and a boatload to go. From Fox News online:
Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, announced Tuesday that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.
“I have become increasingly concerned that the bills and policies pushed by the current Democratic leadership are not good for north Alabama or our nation,” Griffith said during a press conference Tuesday.
“I am announcing today that I’m joining the Republican conference immediately,” he said. ”Our nation is at a crossroads and I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt.”
Griffith, a retired oncologist and businessman, succeeded former Democratic Rep. Bud Cramer, who retired earlier this year, in a hard-fought contest for the northern Alabama seat.
I like the thought of Nancy Pelosi standing in front of hordes of terrified freshman Democrats yelling, “All is well! Do not panic! All is well!”