Buchanan Co. Democrat Sheriff Leaves Party: Cites War on Police, Special Session

Buchanan Co. Democrat Sheriff Leaves Party: Cites War on Police, Special Session

September 30, 2020

Buchanan County Sheriff John McClanahan was elected just last year as a Democrat. However, after Gov. Northam and the new majority in the Virginia General Assembly’s assault on law enforcement, Sheriff McClanahan said he has had enough.

“Many who know me know that my world revolves around religion, family and occupation. My career is a large part of my life and I consider it to be my calling. I have said many times that the Democratic Party that we know today is no longer the party my grandfather was involved in. The ideologies of the party have shifted away from those traditional values. Currently, the Democratic Party is going against everything I stand for, pushing for defunding the police and the taking away of safeguards that have been put in place for us.

If law enforcement is defunded then we will not have the proper means to adequately protect our citizens. This will also mean less training available for your law enforcement officers… I can no longer be associated with the national Democratic Party due to them introducing bills that negatively affect my community and my livelihood.”

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