[Ed. – Run, don’t walk.]
A newly created political movement urging liberals to leave the Democratic Party held a march in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The five-month-old #WalkAway movement advocates that those who feel disillusioned with the party — which some say uses scare tactics and identity politics — to come out publicly against it.
Several hundred supporters attended Saturday’s mile-long march along Pennsylvania Avenue — from John Marshall Park near the Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White House.
“We’re walking away from the Democratic Party and literally walking toward freedom,” #WalkAway founder Brandon Straka told Fox News.
Straka spearheaded the movement after posting an online video in May explaining why he was abandoning the Democratic Party.
“People are fed up with what’s happening on the left,” he said, adding that interest skyrocketed after the hearings into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanauagh. “These were really the kind of die-hard loyalists. People in their 60s and 70s who had been Democrats their whole life who said ‘This was the final straw for me.’”
Scores of video testimonials posted to the #WalkAway Campaign Facebook page give a variety of reasons for switching political allegiances.