GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt: I’m Now A Democrat

The Hill reports:

Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announced that he is registering as a Democrat after nearly 30 years with the Republican Party. Schmidt made the announcement during an episode of the “Battleground” podcast published Monday.

“I spent 29 years as a Republican, I’ve spent two and a half as an independent, and later this afternoon I will register as a member of the Democratic Party,” Schmidt told Plouffe.

“Because in America today, it’s only the Democratic Party—which is the oldest political party in the world—that stands for the ideas and ideals of American liberty.”

Schmidt worked on John McCain’s campaign and was memorably played by Woody Harrelson in the movie Game Change.