BREAKING NEWS – Atlanta, Georgia – A Peach State lawmaker who angered her Democrat colleagues in the Georgia state House of Representatives over her support for a recent school choice bill has announced she is officially switching parties.

Mesha Mainor – a Democrat who has represented District 56 in the Georgia House since January 2021 – announced the decision that she will switch her party registration to Republican.

“When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice, my Democrat colleagues didn’t stand by me,” Mainor explained of her decision in a statement to Fox News Digital. “They crucified me. When I decided to stand up in support of safe communities and refused to support efforts to defund the police, they didn’t back me. They abandoned me.”

“What a traitor!” exclaimed twice failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in a tweet. “Democrats abandoned blacks more than 40 years ago, and I didn’t switch parties! Why can’t she accept the fact that democrats visit black communities once every four years… with empty promises. Maybe Mainor simply has an issue with our long running tradition.”