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Georgia Democratic Rep To Introduce Bill Classifying Attacks On Trump Supporters As A Hate Crime<

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Opinion| Democratic Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones, who has endorsed the reelection of President Donald Trump, is preparing a bill that would classify an attack on anyone just because they support the president as a hate crime.

This bill would allow the courts to sentence` violators to more than a slap on the wrist.

They could serve at least six months for their crime.

Jones received a lot of backlash for supporting the president.

He had intended to leave the Georgia state legislature in April but support from his constituents led him to change his mind.

Jones cited the jobs for Blacks that Trump created, especially the good-paying jobs in manufacturing.

He also mentioned the First Step Act that reversed the mass incarceration from the Clinton crime bill that Joe Biden personally pushed through the Senate that led to the mass incarceration of Blacks.

He also loved the fact that Trump sent so much money to traditionally Black colleges and universities that kept some of them from closing their doors.

And lastly, he praised the president for creating opportunity zones that gave tax breaks for companies to move into blighted areas and allowed for the revitalization of many Black communities across the nation.

Jones said:

“I’ve watched countless videos of Trump supporters getting attacked in the streets simply due to their support of  @realDonaldTrump. Let’s call this what this is: a hate crime. And as we return to the legislature next week, I’ll be introducing legislation that’ll make it such.”

“When I started receiving the overwhelming amount of support and outcry from the people that I represent in House District 91 in DeKalb and Rockdale counties, my fellow Georgians, and fellow Americans from across this country in every walk of life, every age, every color, every party — that was emotional, and that was motivational.”

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