Take Harriet Holman as one example.
Holman is a Dem council member in the county of Dorchester in South Carolina. Or rather, she was a Dem. Holman has said she is now switching political parties and will be running again as a Republican.
What brought her change?
“Some things I was forced to look at, that I just did not agree with any longer,” Holman stated on Fox News.
“One of the things was I am pro-life, and I am all about capitalism, and I support funding the police. And so those topics are what made me make this final decision,” she said.
Holman was elected as a Dem in 2019. But since then, she said she has seem things going on across the nation, and she disagrees with the Dem party.
“I have seen things going on in the nation right now, and some things I just don’t agree with, and I agree with the GOP agenda,” Holman stated, WCSC reported.
“I decided to make the change because it was in my heart. I am conservative, and I’ve been living the lifestyle for years.”
Holman is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and has been speaking about this party switch for over six months.
Holman has made her change clear to her followers and said she is not changing what she has stood for — only her political party.
“I have spoken to my constituents, and one thing that my constituents understand is that I am still Harriet Holman,” she said to WCSC. “There is an ‘R’ behind my name, but I am still a servant for the people in this county.”
Holman is only one example of many people who are making the switch to the Republican party.
In 2021, numerous state lawmakers changed their parties, it was reported by Ballotpedia.
Four Democrats in state Houses of Representatives switched from Democrat to Republican.
But outside of politicians, there was an overall change in American politics.
Gallup reported in Jan. that 2021 marked a huge shift in political affiliations for Americans. Preferences went from a nine-point Dem advantage to a five-point Republican edge.