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Democratic impeachment holdout Jeff Van Drew planning to switch parties

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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:10 PM
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Well then....that is quite the exit from the party....and I would guess he has a lot more info than we do on the subject.

Looking forward to see how this pans out. I do wonder if others will follow suit.

Odd to announce it on a Saturday though....unless it is to allow MSM to get all the info before releasing during weekly prime times.

www.politico.com...


Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a moderate Democrat who is strongly opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump, is expected to switch parties and become a Republican, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Van Drew is one of two Democrats who voted against opening the impeachment inquiry into Trump and has remained against the effort, even as the House prepares to vote to impeach the president next week.



Van Drew’s congressional and campaign staff were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday, according to Democratic sources. The question was now when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.

As of Saturday afternoon, it was still unclear if Van Drew would make the announcement before the House votes on impeachment, which is expected Wednesday.

“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,” Van Drew told reporters about impeachment earlier this week. “Well it’s not bipartisan.”

Multiple senior Democrats tried to reach out to the New Jersey freshman on Saturday but were unsuccessful. Van Drew did not respond to calls and texts from POLITICO seeking comment.




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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

He's not the first Democrat to #Walkaway over this impeachment circus and he certainly won't be the last.

Let's see coming up how many voters will do the same...

S&F




posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:31 PM
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Shows not all Democrats are collectively drones....

Just most...



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:32 PM
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There is an estimate of 10+ Dems that will not vote for impeachment. There are a good number of swing states in play here... It might be looking more and more of a censure than impeachment as the vote numbers dwindle.


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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Given that he is going to become a republican, does this move automatically make Jeff Van Drew a racist, with a history of gang rapes and black face?

What's the deal when a white fella leaves the plantation? Enquiring minds want to know!!

Pelosi must be pissed, I bet.



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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:40 PM
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Haha the impeachment is going so well that republicans are picking up seats BEFORE the next election. How ironic.

Something tells me a lot of people in Congress noticed what happened in Britain's election and don't want that happening to them here, and I feel it will if they carry on with the impeachment sham




posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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So he's leaving one plantation for another. Genius.


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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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Good for him! Wise decision. Just think of all the Democrats that will be voted out, due to the blatantly dishonest, despicable, childish, and lazy behavior.

America has had enough. Socialist media can only fool some of the people. The ones that still believe in the DNC, are hopelessly brain washed, and there is little hope for them.

The man has courage, and a back bone. Good for him!



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

This is so cool!


Pelosi must be pissed, I bet.




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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:12 PM
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Its okay, the Dems didn't want him anyway.
I'd "in before excuses" here, but I see that's already begun.



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:13 PM
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could be a ploy to try to keep his seat but hey one more convert is one more convert so ill take it ,i dont know much about the guy? any one know how he is "on the issues" edit to add here are his issues he seems like he was a moderate dem and now will be a moderate repbulican ,he won his seat un opposed and is a senator

www.vandrewforcongress.com...

mmigration America is a place of hope and opportunity where you can work hard, support your family and create a better life. That dream has become increasingly harder to reach because of our broken immigration system, and we need new approaches that are tough, practical, and fair. We need comprehensive reform that must start by strengthening border security and cracking down on employers that knowingly circumvent the law. Additionally, by requiring employers to verify workers we will reduce the hiring of unauthorized workers, increase the accessibility of visas for high-skilled workers, and allow law-abiding immigrant families to come out of the shadows, pay taxes, play by the rules, and earn their citizenship. We need realistic approaches to protect children that came here as minors and grew up identifying as American, and policies that treat them fairly. Israel There is arguably no more important relationship in the world than that of the United States of America and Israel. Our two countries have had a unique relationship since President Truman was the first Head of State to formally recognize the State of Israel in May, 1948, and that special bond continues today. It is a relationship that extends beyond the purely tactical, but speaks to a commonality of shared ideals and values. The United States must never waiver from its steadfast position that the State of Israel has an undeniable right to exist and thrive with the same sense of security and economic self-determination as any other nation in the Middle East. I believe that we must continue this relationship, and do everything we can to strengthen this bond. As Congressman, I will fight to continue this relationship as it is imperative to our national security.

justfacts.votesmart.org...
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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
So he's leaving one plantation for another. Genius.


Yup, consider one is gonna go down in flames over this, its a smart move.



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
could be a ploy to try to keep his seat but hey one more convert is one more convert so ill take it ,i dont know much about the guy? any one know how he is "on the issues"


Story was just updated to state that he had a meeting with Trump on Friday. Would love to have heard that meeting.



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:23 PM
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I would say there was a question as to if he wouldn’t be the only party dropper before or slightly after the vote.
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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:25 PM
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a democrat with honor ? Who would've guessed.



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:30 PM
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Jeff just sees the Writing On the Wall where his Fellow " Blind Ones " Dare not Even Look . President Donald J. Trump Will go Down in the Annals of American History as one of the Great Presidents this Country has Ever had Leading them . He Will be immortalize One Day , you can Count on that ......






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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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That's some seriously bad "optics" for the party.

They are going to have many voters defect, as well.



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

yup i saw that, i shoudl also correct my previous post he WAS in nj STATE senate, and now is in the house federally i think? ,as far as repbulicans go he is pretty moderate pro choice pro gun legislation but hes from NJ so that was to be expected



posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
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Jeff just sees the Writing On the Wall where his Fellow " Blind Ones " Dare not Even Look . President Donald J. Trump Will go Down in the Annals of American History as one of the Great Presidents this Country has Ever had Leading them . He Will be immortalize One Day , you can Count on that ......





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posted on Dec, 14 2019 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

So glad to see one of my state got the brain and the balls to do this. I think there is a good chance that others will follow him.



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