Posted BY: Steven Ahle
Rep Chris Jacobs (R-NY) received an endorsement from the NRA in 2020 but in 2022 he spoke of his support for Democratic gun control. Now, he has been forced to drop his reelection bid. For reasons he doesn’t understand, people started pulling their endorsements of him in quick succession and the writing was on the wall. He was washed up in GOP politics. To be a member of the GOP in good standing, you cannot turn your back on the constitution.
Jacobs had announced that he would support banning semi-automatic long guns and immediately, he was hit with blowback. He said he was also for limiting magazine capacity, banning the sale of body armor to civilians, and raising the age requirement to buy firearms.
This was unconditional surrender to the Democratic party. His political career is over, but his political analytical career with CNN is just about to begin. CNN loves RINOs and they employ as many as they can.
The disgraced Republican lawmaker told The Buffalo News:
“Every Republican elected [official] that had endorsed me withdrew their endorsement. Party officials that supported me withdrew, most of them, and those that were going to said they would not. And so, obviously, this was not well received by the Republican base.”
Trump Jr. tweeted:
“‘Republican’ @RepJacobs already caved to the gun-grabbers whose proposals won’t do a single thing to protect our families & children from criminals & murderers. He knows this, but he can’t resist getting a few glowing headlines from the mainstream media.”
Conservative Party state Chair Gerard Kassar blasted Jacobs, telling the New York Post that Jacobs ended up being someone different than the person they endorsed.
“This is not the person we endorsed,” Kassar said. “We did not endorse this Chris Jacobs he’s actually to the left of [US House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi on this.”
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NC), the No. 3 House Republican, has recently endorsed former GOP gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino to fill Jacobs’ seat.
“I am proud to announce my endorsement of my friend Carl Paladino,” Stefanik said. “Carl is a job creator and conservative outsider who will provide Western New York and the Southern Tier with strong representation and leadership. Carl will be a tireless fighter for the people of New York in our fight to put America First to save the country.”