RantCrush Top 5: August 4, 2017

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Jim Justice’s Party Switcharoo

Last night, the Democratic governor of West Virginia announced that he would change parties and become a Republican at a rally for President Donald Trump. The Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA) blasted Governor Jim Justice in a press release after his announcement and said he can’t be trusted. The DGA helped raise $1 million on his behalf during his run for governor last year.

“Jim Justice deceived the state of West Virginia when he ran as a Democrat 8 months ago,” claimed DGA Executive Director Elizabeth Pearson. Justice was also slammed because his coal companies owe $15 million in different taxes, mine safety penalties, and more. Now a lot of people are speculating whether Justice changed parties to get into Trump’s good graces. “If President Trump cut a deal, we hope it does not put U.S. taxpayers on the hook to bail out Jim Justice’s personal finances,” Pearson added.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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