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Democratic Republic of the Jeff Van Drew is not connected yet official parties yet, but the New Jersey Congressman said, he moved up to the GOP side of the aisle Wednesday for the historic impeachment vote, because it was “appropriate.”
The freshman Democrat, opposed to the impeachment, and is expected to jump to the Republican party for political survival in an area, the President of Trump wore in the year 2016.
“As I already said, I’m going to vote’ no,'” Van Drew told reporters at the Capitol. “So, I think they [the Republicans] will all vote no, so it’s certainly appropriate in this case, regardless of any other discussions we might have.”
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Van Drew, still officially a Democrat, sat down with the Republicans during the impeachment debate began and said he was warmly welcomed. He even has a pep-talk from rep Steve King, R-Iowa, was sentenced, on the House floor in January for the white supremacy comments.
“Jeff, now is now the loneliest man in Congress,” king told Fox News. “I have sympathy and empathy for the circumstances. And I just expressed that to him. To follow you let him know  you have your conscience and your heart to follow in what they are doing today. Let it be something that fits who you are and it will be OK.”
Van Drew, confirmed that king had kind words for him and all the Republicans will be “very, very nice.” But he denied feeling lonely: “I have a lot of friends,” he told Fox News.
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News of Van Drew’s planned party switch broke over the weekend, followed by an exodus of its Democratic staff, resigned in protest.
“Jeff Van Drew owes to the people who worked to elect him an apology for the betrayal of your trust,” the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Cheri Bustos said on Wednesday. “New Jerseyans don’t forget that Jeff Van Drew, in a misguided attempt to his own political future, went back on his word, to serve as a loyal member of the Democratic Caucus of the promotion of the priorities of the American people. And they decide to get him out of office, if he chooses to run again.”
Van Drew and Rep. Colin Peterson, D-Minn, were the only Democrats to vote “no” against the introduction of the impeachment request on Halloween. And the couple again the lonely sectarians were on a previous vote Wednesday on the rule, the kick-off of the impeachment debate.
“I always have the feeling that this accusation is said a tremendous amount of damage to the country,” said Van Drew. “It is really creating more division, more hardness, more hatred, more unrest. It disfranchise thousands and thousands of people who voted is.”
Van Drew believes that Trump the behaviour amounts to removal from office and compared charges for the repayment of the 2016 election result.
“I think sometimes that not everyone understands the severity of the severity of the charges. It is how to operates an oligarchy. It is how to operate third-world countries…the vote is what counts,” he said.
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Van Drew is among the 31 Democrats who have won in the districts of Trump, won in the year 2016. These swing-district Democrats feel, like the heat from an onslaught of ads attacking GOP-aligned groups, and some have acknowledged that your vote for the impeachment, you could cost you your seat.
Van Drew was shy when asked if he would the production of a party switch official in the White house ceremony, said: “we will see.” He said an announcement will come “very shortly”, but not on Wednesday.
“Today it’s all about the charges,” he said.