Movie star, comedian, and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Rob Schnieder announced he was switching to the Republican Party in an interview with Anne-Marie Murrell of the website Politichicks.tv.
“The state of California is a mess,” Schneider declared, “and the supermajority of Democrats is not working. I’ve been a lifelong Democrat and I have to switch over because it no longer serves the people of this great state. We need to have a new voice. We need to have a new direction, and we need to break the supermajority. It isn’t helping with jobs.”
Schneider added: “I own a vitamin company with my friend and we moved out of state because of overregulation. It isn’t helping businesses. We’re chasing businesses away...We’re scaring people away by the thousands.” He was upset that Texas Governor Rick Perry came to California with the message of being more welcoming to business than the Golden State.
He endorsed GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly for Governor. “Another four years of a Democratic administration will be a disaster, as it already has been.”