Washington, an outspoken conservative, has previously voiced support for those people who were leaving the Democratic Party over its policies.
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Washington said that he opted to leave the Democratic Party because its politicians simply aren't doing enough for the U.S. and for the black community.
"Walking away is a sacrifice," Washington said, praising social media movement #WalkAway. "There's a risk and there's a penalty for it, but you have to walk away when it matters ... and the reason I chose to walk away from the Democratic party ... is that something doesn't feel right."
The 56-year-old actor's social media presence is rife with support for conservative agendas, including the pro-life movement and for the Second Amendment. He frequently features hashtag #WalkAway, a social media movement encouraging Democrats and liberals to "walk away" from the party. Washington has also spoken out about what he believes to be agenda-driven news coverage by mainstream media outlets such as CNN.
The former "Grey's Anatomy" actor said that he recently visited President Donald Trump at the White House to celebrate the new bipartisan prison reform bill, the First Step Act.
Washington pointed out that there are so many people — including those within the Hollywood community — who are reluctant to step up and reveal that they are also conservatives and supporters of the Republican Party.
"You got a lot of conservatives 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 insisted.
Just last week, Washington lambasted his entertainment industry peers for hiding their conservatism in Hollywood.
On Twitter, he wrote, "I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM'ing me and revealing that you're Conservatives. Don't DM me again, because you all are lame and I don't respond well to hypocrites or cowards. You're no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood to spill from a martyr."
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