Texas judge Carlo Key released the video announcing his re-election bid, but saying he could not place himself on the ballot for the Republican party over its views.

“Make no mistake: I have not left the Republican Party. It left me,” Key says in the video. “I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin or their economic status.”

In the video he notes the case of Elisa Chan, San Antonio councillor, who said earlier this year that gay people are “disgusting”, and should not be allowed to adopt.