Skip to comments.Impeachment Backfire: House Democrat To Become a Republican
Posted on 12/14/2019 2:53:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Impeachment is already backfiring on the Democrats even before the full House votes on two articles of impeachment. A Democratic member of Congress is preparing to switch parties, joining Republicans amid the Democrat-led impeachment effort that has put dozens of moderate Democrats in a tough position with their Trump-supporting constituents.
Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey has been in talks with top advisors for President Trump, according to The New York Times. Mr. Van Drew is concerned about losing his seat in the Democratic primary or in the 2020 general election. Van Drew's district is a traditionally Republican district that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Van Drew won his seat in the 2018 midterm elections, following the retirement of former Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo who represented New Jersey's second district for 24 years.
In a recent interview, Van Drew told Fox Business that some of his fellow House Democrats shared his concerns about the partisan impeachment of President Trump. Van Drew was one of two Democrats who joined with every single Republican in the House to vote against the impeachment inquiry resolution.
"My district is red — a good chunk of it — and they're definitely anti-impeachment," Van Drew recently told NBC News. "And then I have the part that is purple, and they are more pro-impeachment. So whatever you do, you're going to aggravate people.
According to the Times, sources expect Van Drew to make an official announcement about his switch to the Republican party sometime in the upcoming week, either immediately before or after the House votes to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, both of which are expected to go nowhere.
“”And then I have the part that is purple, and they are more pro-impeachment. So whatever you do, you’re going to aggravate people.”
Too late for that now...
For most politicians, their party is a career choice.
1) I wouldn’t trust him. 2) The rats will deal with him in their own way.
I think this guy is giving us a window into what is actually happening to the wavering rats. It is BS that Pelosi and the rest are letting some go against the party. The sh*tshow looks bad enough without defecting rats. A handful voting no makes it look that much worse. This rep made it clear he is a no and you can bet the DNC has promised to make him pay so now he must jump ship.
I notice he is a staunch pro-abortion type of guy.
Do we want any of them? I don’t.
Looks like we have a replacement for John McCain
I wouldnt trust him to change the cat litter
And how do we know he won’t become a mole for the libtard socialists?
Tell him to go independent, we don’t want his butt just because he wants to keep his seat.
We don’t need another Collins.
House Democrat ( Van Drew) shares why he’s against impeaching Trump:
A couple of observations. First it will be interesting to see how Nancy finesses this. I’m not so sure she saw this one coming. She figured that Van Drew would be a “no” vote and she could spin that by saying that she wants everyone to vote their conscience, yada, yada. Changing parties is a whole ‘nother thing.
Second, Van Drew’s move is crass, self-serving chickenshittery. If his conscience won’t allow him to vote for impeachment then vote no, or just quit. My guess is that he wants to fill out his term so he can collect the pension.
Screw this guy, we don’t need anymore rinos.
Let him vote for impeachment, then he’ll get replaced by a real republican.
Accept him now, primary him our on June 2...
I suspect there's more to it than that. See Post #23 in this thread from earlier today:
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