Actor and comedian Rob Schneider said during an interview Wednesday morning that he left the Democratic Party because of how they want to meddle in every aspect of people’s lives and because they are becoming more and more extreme in their views.
Schneider made the remarks during a Fox News interview on “FOX & friends” that started off by getting his reaction on former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) decision to leave the Democratic Party.
“It shouldn’t be such a shock. We don’t get ten parties, you get two. And I really feel like I don’t want the Democratic Party trying to run my life,” he said. “And there’s not one aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with. So I had it with them. So I got out of California and moved to the slightly freer state of Arizona.”
When asked about what changed his mind about the party, Schneider said it was “taxes,” among many other things.
“I mean, Newsom pushed me over the edge,” said Schneider, in reference to his decision to leave the state. “I mean, it’s just like, I just don’t think your life gets better there. It gets worse.”
He mocked the homelessness crisis in San Francisco, saying the city either had a “a huge homeless problem or gigantic camping success story.”
Schneider said that as he has gotten older, he has started worrying more about the types of freedoms that his children and his grandchildren will be able to have.
“You know something’s wrong when people say, like, if you put God and family and country first, that’s somehow controversial,” he said. “How is that controversial? So I think at a certain point, you have to say, enough of this, and stand up to it.”
Schneider said that people need to go with whatever political party feels right to them and that they should not be worried about what anyone else says — although he warned that the political Left was full of “a mob of ideologues” that will “attack you” if you get out of line.