Posted BY: Jasmine | NwoReport

You probably missed it, but an obscure politician left the Democratic Party recently and caused a noteworthy shift in state political control.

State Rep. Francis Thompson quit the Democratic Party in Louisiana and became a Republican on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

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“There are values and principles that I firmly hold on to the guide my decisions,” Thompson announced. “My conservative voting record over my years in the legislature speaks for itself. 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 part of my Christian life.”

The significance of this defection is that for the first time in 150 years — since Reconstruction — Republicans now hold a veto-proof majority in both houses of Louisiana’s state legislature.

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