“Something Doesn’t Feel Right”: Actor on Why He Left Democratic Party
Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington has been at the forefront of controversy since aligning himself with the #WalkAway movement. This movement, which is being championed by former Democrats who can no longer abide the false promise of the party, has inspired many to take a close look at what the Democratic Party has actually done for minorities, the lies they tell about conservatives, and the damage they are doing to the country.
Washington made waves last week when he warned cowardly, closeted conservatives to stop DMing him on Twitter to confess their politics.
“I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives,” tweeted Washington. “Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards. You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr.”
This week, on a Fox Nation broadcast, Washington opened up about why he chose to leave the Democratic Party behind.
“Walking away is a sacrifice,” the actor admitted. “There’s a risk and there’s a penalty for it but you have to walk away when it matters. And the reason I chose to walk away from the Democratic party is that something doesn’t feel right.”
Washington said that Democrats were guilty of “not doing enough” for the black community, and that he personally went ignored by the Obama administration even when he tried to lend support. On the flipside, he said, President Trump was pleased to invite him to the White House to celebrate the passage of the First Step Act, the major criminal reform bill passed in late 2018.
Asked how Hollywood reacted to his decision to publicly sever ties with the Democratic Party, Washington acknowledged the underlying message of that tweet last week: There are more conservatives in Tinseltown than you might believe.
“You got a lot of conservative or centric libertarian-minded people that really care about other people but they are terrified to come out of the closet and say anything that’s not in line with the Democratic party,” Washington explained.
As for being a Republican or a Democrat, Washington said he was going to take politicians on their own merit.
“I’m going to support the policy over the person,” he said.