Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway movement, cried the night Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump. Now, he’s urging Democrats to leave the party. Straka created the campaign that shares videos of people telling their stories on why they are now leaving the Democratic Party because Democrats have become too ‘divisive.’
The #WalkAway movement is meant to “encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets.” Straka spoke with Laura Ingraham the other day to explain that the left’s intolerance and negative rhetoric is a major reason why he has walked away.
“What do these people stand for? What is their platform? All I can figure out so far is ‘We hate Trump’ and ‘We love illegal immigrants,'” Straka explained.
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DNC Chairman Tom Perez gave Ocasio-Cortez high praise on Tuesday, dubbing her “the future of our party.”
“Their party has no future, it’s over,” Straka said in response.
The one reason Straka was initially a Democrat was because he is gay.
“I think that if you’re a minority in America … there’s sort of this assumption that you are not wanted on the right,” he said.
He added that he believes the left takes minorities for granted and makes people feel that President Trump’s administration is looking to “hurt” them.
“If you’re a minority, you have a choice,” he said.
Here is the video that kicked off his campaign. It has close to 2 million views: