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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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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
So he's leaving one plantation for another. Genius.
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"
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Vasa Croe
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 ......