Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington (who was fired from the show for using a homophobic slur) told FoxNews why he feels some in Hollywood are afraid to “come out” as conservative.
Washington told Nuff Said host Tyrus his reason for leaving the Democratic party,
“You got a lot of conservative or centric libertarian-minded people that really care about other people but they are terrified to come out of the closet and say anything that’s not in line with the Democratic party.”
Washington explained why he supports the #WalkAway movement, an online campaign encouraging people who feel left behind by the Democratic party to seek other alternatives, like the Republican party.
Washington says Democrats are
“not doing enough” for the black community.
He said Trump’s support for the First Step Act, a bill which would reduce a prisoner’s sentence for good behavior and assist them to assimilate with society upon their release, as one of his main reasons for switching.
“I’m going to support the policy over the person.”
Washington made clear why he left the Democratic party in April with a tweet, where he indicated his lack of acknowledgment for his civic work from the Obama administration was why he felt left behind by the Democrats.
What’s that expression… oh, right.
I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct 🤷🏾♂️— The Tweet Sniper💥 (@IWashington) April 1, 2019