New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew has made a decision that speaks volumes.
Van Drew has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts.
After meeting with President Trump, Van Drew is now leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party.
Politico reported, “Van Drew’s congressional and campaign staff were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday…
“The question was now when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.”
A top GOP source told Politico that “Van Drew reportedly met ‘at length’ with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future.”
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The Washington Post reported that his decision to switch parties delivered “a political jolt to Democrats ahead of next week’s expected vote to impeach the president.”
News of Van Drew’s defection went viral online moments after the story broke with many noting that the move is highly damaging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.
Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Nancy Pelosi isn’t just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she’s now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.”
Nancy Pelosi isn’t just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she’s now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.
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Van Drew told USA Today, “My job isn’t really to like or dislike him. My job is to exact as much goodwill and help for my district and for this nation and for this world that I possibly can while he’s president…
“To some folks, that’s reminiscent of what was done to kings and queens many years ago. Everything our country doesn’t stand for…
“It was supposed to be bipartisan, it was supposed to be incontrovertible. It was supposed to be something that was always on the rarest of circumstances. Well it’s not bipartisan.”
Van Drew is not the only Democrat to warn his party on impeachment.
Several other Democrats have criticized their own party’s effort to remove Trump from office.