A recently reelected state lawmaker in California announced Thursday that he is leaving the Republican Party to become a Democrat, citing President Trump and GOP leadership for his decision.
I welcome the addition of Assemblymember @BMaienschein to the Democratic Party.
His legislation, his actions and his presence in the Assembly have always shown him to be a man committed to ideas for making California better, not to ideology that divides us. pic.twitter.com/XQzqkgyamD
— Anthony Rendon (@Rendon63rd) January 24, 2019