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TV jurist and real-life judge Joe Brown explained during a podcast this week why he’s no longer a Democrat, decrying its massive shift to the far left and the party’s embrace of policies and stances he believes are outrageous, offensive, and highly dangerous to children.
“I’m an independent now. I can’t stand the Democratic Party. Really,” he told the PBD podcast.
“What happened? What caused you to change?” an interviewer asked.
“They decided to be anti-family and anti-man, and I don’t buy into that,” Brown said.
“Has it always been like that?” the interviewer inquired.
“No, it wasn’t,” Brown said. “Something happened. They kind of got stuck over there in that far left corner someplace and they forgot about the working people in this country.”
“When do you think that happened, judge? Because you ran as a Democrat. Now you’re…” the interviewer asked before Brown cut him off.
“It bothers me. Somewhere in the last 55 years, what’s happened is the country has switched over into glorifying what I call dysfunction,” Brown continued. “And at some point, it’s just enough is enough. You’ve got a thing right now where they’re trying to groom children in school. They’re trying to install a secular religion as the official religion of the country. People don’t have any cause, any purpose anymore, so they want to give them one.”
“But in this one, it says you have no duty, obligation, responsibility, accountability; be what the hell you want to be,” he added.” Just get your freak on, and there you go. But that’s not sufficient to keep people working.” [See video below]
In September, Brown, who is best known for his role as a daytime TV arbiter of cases and a former Shelby County, Tenn., judge, shredded the left-wing district attorneys in Manhattan and Fulton County, Ga., over charges they have filed against former President Donald Trump.
In a discussion with conservative commentator Rev. Jesse Peters, Brown responded to the myriad of charges against Trump, which he described as “being completely outside of the law.”
“Take what this clown [Alvin] Bragg did in New York,” he continued. “Like Trump or not, what they did is indict him for being the victim of a blackmail attempt. They say he attempted to bribe [adult film star] Stormy Daniels to keep her silent,” Brown began.
“This guy [Bragg] didn’t go to law school or didn’t pay much attention when he was there because when you flip the script, as you’re instructed [during] the first year, if you had to pay somebody to be quiet, then you got blackmailed,” Brown continued. “So [Trump] is the victim of a felony.”
He also said that Trump was essentially indicted for failing to disclose payment amounts, but had he done so, “he would have violated a court gag order.”
Special counsel Jack Smith charged him in Florida with mishandling classified documents. Brown pointed to a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1988 involving the U.S. Navy in which the justices said that presidents have “an inherent power to declassify or classify anything, any document” because the law says that intelligence documents are made just for the president.
“The idea that three individuals … are gonna deprive the American public of who they wanna vote for is absolutely disturbing,” he went on.
The same week, Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the Judicial Conference of the United States, a group of 18 federal judges under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court.
The letter urges the conference to take action and allow televised coverage of Trump’s latest case involving his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, which occurred after his defeat in the 2020 election.