Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones treated a Trump rally in Georgie more like a concert
- Without wearing a face mask he dove into his supporters and crowd-surfed
- Pictures show few in the crowd wearings masks as Jones was moved along
Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones attempted to defy gravity as well his chances of contracting COVID as he crowd surfed at a Trump rally in Georgia on Friday.
The rally, which was being held in Macon near Atlanta saw Jones, who was not wearing a mask, being passed over the heads of those in the crowd as he gave a thumbs up.
Jones, who has previously decried face coverings and other measures designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, treated the gathered crowd as though they were in the mosh pit at a rock concert.
Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones crowd surfs during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Middle Georgia Regional Airport on Friday in Macon, Georgia
Democratic Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, a supporter of Trumps, surfed the crowd before Trump arrived to participate in his Make America Great Again rally
The Representative tweeted this photo of himself as he crowd surfed among those gathered
Plenty of others in the crowd also decide to forgo wearing any protective coverings over their nose and mouths.
Jones, a Democrat who has endorsed Trump ended up giving a small pep talk before diving into the crowd
Trump supporter Sarah Myers takes a selfie with Rep. Vernon Jones of Georgia during a Trump rally in Macon, Georgia on Friday evening
Rep. Vernon Jones tweeted pictures of the crowd and of his antics as he dived in
President Trump has made repeated appeals for black support, even as his convention repeatedly blasted protesters it linked to the 'socialist left' and 'mob rule' following the death of George Floyd.
In August, Jones, a Democrat, delivered scathing remarks at his own party at the Republican National Convention, which he accused of exploiting black voters.
'The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades,' he said.
'But I have news for them: We are free people with free minds,' said Jones, at a time when Biden is holding large leads among black voters, but hopes to build a critical advantage over Hillary Clinton's performance, where black turnout dropped off from 2012.
Jones has accused Biden of being 'all talk and no action,' and has said: 'When President Trump sought to earn the Black vote, the Democratic Party leaders went crazy!'
He talked up Trump's support for historically black colleges. 'That’s right. Donald Trump did that.,' he said.
Jones has accused Democrats of having 'turned their backs on our brave police officers' in recent protests.
As the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, Jones exonerated himself after facing rape accusations in 2005 when he was De Kalb County Executive in Georgia. The woman stood by her story and the state AG said the charges were dropped because the alleged victim didn't want to go through a trial.
The woman who accused him told investigators that Jones raped her, following an encounter at his home involving her and another woman. The then-29 year old acknowledged telling Jones at the time the encounter was consensual, but did so in order to leave his home. Jones and his lawyer denied the charges and issued statements saying the contact was consensual.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump yell as he walks on stage at his campaign event
President Donald Trump is pictured speaking at the campaign rally in Macon, Georgia with just 18 days until election day
In August of this year at the RNC Georgia State Representative (D) Vernon Jones said the Democratic Party 'does not want Black people to leave the mental Plantation they've had us on for decades,' he said