On last night’s episode of Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin,” LevinTV host Mark Levin spoke with the founder of the #WalkAway movement, Brandon Straka, about what converted him to conservatism and how he’s helping give a voice to others like him.
#WalkAway is a movement of former Democrats who no longer identify or vote with the Democratic Party or the Left.
Straka noted that his political conversion began after the 2016 election, when the “liberal media machine” started ginning up fear for people on the Left by “using our identities against us.”
About two months after the election, Straka recalls, having his views challenged on social media, he did more research on how the legacy media had misrepresented candidate Trump during the 2016 election.
That research eventually led him to listening to conservative thinkers and pundits online. That made him realize, he said, that the “conservative point of view makes so much more sense than all of this identity politics, political correctness, divisive, divisive, divisive nonsense that I’ve been going along with in lockstep for so many years.”
Now, through the #WalkAway movement and the support community it has created, Straka has given other former liberals the courage to publicly voice their frustrations and walk away from the Left.
“I know there are millions of other people who are feeling exactly the same way I’m feeling too,” Straka said, “that their party has left them, that the Democratic Party has become a party of rage and hate and lies.”
“They’re sick of it,” he said. “People are tired of it.”
Straka attended the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference, where Levin not only spoke, but got multiple shout-outs from President Donald Trump, in his speech on Saturday and over the weekend on Twitter.
You can watch the full interview here: