Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced that he’s leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican after saying he sees the failed policies in other major U.S. cities led by Democrats.
In a Friday opinion column for The Wall Street Journal, Johnson announced his party switch and wrote that “American cities need Republicans — and Republicans need American cities.”
“I don’t believe I can stay on the sidelines any longer,” Johnson wrote. “I have always tried to be honest and say what I think is right for my city. The future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism.
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