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‘American Awakening’: Nebraska Senator Crosses Party Lines After Dems Forced Pro-Abort Stance

by | Apr 8, 2024

By Tierin-Rose Mandelburg

Nebraska state senator Mike McDonnell just announced his switch from a Democrat to a Republican after being forced for years to support abortion and pro-abortion policies, despite being a man of the Catholic faith. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, posted a video of McDonnell’s shift.

“In 1984 I decided to register as a Democrat,” McDonnell said. “I was a Christian, member of the Roman Catholic Church, and I was proud of that and I was pro-life.”

McDonnell explained that he’s tried hard to stick with those principles throughout his time as an elected official but that it’s become increasingly hard given that his beliefs don’t align with the policies that the left likes to push.

“I asked the Democratic Party in Douglas County to respect that I’m pro-life, that I’m a member of the Roman Catholic Church and [that] my beliefs are based on that. But as county Democrats, instead of respecting that, they decided to punish it,” McDonnell said, claiming his colleagues insisted he couldn’t participate as a delegate with his morals and convictions. Nebraska State Senator Mike McDonnell has crossed party lines and today became a Republican. Why?

Because the Democrats demanded he be pro-Abortion, despite being a  Catholic. — Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) April 4, 2024

Looks like people are starting to wake up to reality and see how controlling the left is.

“After 40-years of being a registered Democrat, having your grandfather tell you when you’re 10 years old, ‘What are we? We’re Irish, we’re Catholic and we’re Democrats.’ That kinda stuck with me,” McDonnell said through a sad smile, noting that this decision wasn’t easy, but that the support of his staff helped him through the process.

The state senator said that thanks to his switch, “The greatest thing about it is now I can participate again.”

“Today I’m announcing I am now going to be a registered Republican in the state of Nebraska,” he announced to the crowd at an event this week.

The applause for McDonnell’s decision didn’t stop at the event. Users on X praised him for his decision.

“Values over party … love to see it,” a user wrote, with others adding, “He did the right thing,” and “bless him.”

Others pointed out the hypocrisy of our very own president Joe Biden who regularly touts and praises pro-abortion policies yet calls himself a devout Catholic.

“Dear Joe: Here’s how you do it ‘devout Catholic.’” a user wrote.

In all, it’s reassuring to see that the tides are turning and people are starting to wake up to the anti-life, anti-religion, and overall anti-American ways of the left.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and reposted with permission.

Categories: State Legislation