The Democrat party as we once knew it is gone forever. Radically-Left socialists have overtaken the party for their progressive whims, causing some actual classic Democrats to rethink their party affiliation.

Becoming the second Democrat lawmaker to leave the party, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced Tuesday he’s switching to the Republican Party during an interview with Fox News, citing the party’s “elitist” and “socialist” agenda.

After first being elected as a Democrat in 2013, Lee said today’s Democrat party is not the one he “grew up with 25 years ago” and it’s no longer a party he “can stand with anymore.”

“The working class, or working men and women of this country, and also the small business owners are not a part of the conversation anymore,” Lee said. “It all has to do with the elitists and it has to do with the socialists. That is not the agenda that I have in mind for this country of the future.”

The mayor explained “it’s not really well known in the Democrat Party anymore” to be a pro-life, pro-gun, and “very conservative” person. “And so for me to hang on as long as I did, hoping the party would change, it didn’t, it got worse,” Lee added.

“I found a new place that I can put my allegiance to and help,” he said referring to the Republican Party.

Lee’s Twitter announcement on Tuesday featuring the GOP logo invited voters to join him to “make the switch” from the “broken” Democrat Party.

“Today, I switched political parties. The Democratic Party is broken. It’s time to bring people together to get things done. It’s time to stop shouting and start solving problems,” the mayor wrote.

Lee’s revelation comes just as the Nevada Democrat Party’s leadership positions were unanimously overtaken by socialist candidates in a March election in voter fraud-ridden Clark County. Members of the Democratic Socialists of America won all five leadership positions of the state party, prompting the entire staff of the Nevada Democrat Party to unexpectedly quit.

Unfortunately, progressives continue to hijack the Democrat Party and use it as a convenient Trojan Horse to usher in radical Left candidates and policies. But Americans are waking up to the truth of the matter and leaving the unrecognizable, anti-American Democrat party.