Transylvania County Commissioners David Guice, Mike Hawkins and Page Lemel have left the Republican Party citing three areas where they believe the current Republican Party has failed to to uphold conservative values:
1. Lack of support for our institutions and the rule of law.
2. Lack of integrity, truthfulness and honorable conduct.
3. Excessive partisanship that hinders good governance and creates divisiveness.
Transylvania County is a deep red county and is in Mark Meadows' district, so if this is a signal of a shift by some NC conservatives away from Trumpism, it is a remarkable event.