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President Trump on Sunday praised Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N. J., in the midst of speculation that the anti-impeachment Democrat to switch plans, to the Republican party as the house is Fit for a full vote on the impeachment of the President.
Van Moved to criticize anyone who has spent months, fellow Democrats for their push to accuse Trump, met with trump to discuss on Friday, goes beyond party boundaries. He is one of only two Democrats who voted against the opening of an impeachment investigation, Trump, and remained an ardent voice in opposition to the impeachment of the President.
“Wow, that would be great,” go Trump tweeted early Sunday morning by Van Drew and planned the party. “Always it is very wise to hear Jeff!”
A source said, Fox News, the Van Moved in search of can be a rose garden ceremony to go if he were.
The news of Van Drew’s possible party flip drew harsh criticism from Democrats, calling it a political move aimed at turning around its flagging approval numbers in New Jersey 2. Conn Gressional District.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, called the move “the party of cynical and desperate.”
“Jeff Van Drew has chosen, said his political career about our Constitution,” Murphy in a statement on Friday evening. “Despite knowing that the President abused the powers of his office, Congressman Van Drew is now willing to allow Donald Trump, just to try to save, his own choice.”
He added: “a betrayal of our values, which is siding with Donald Trump the last straw and made it impossible for him to continue with the support of our party, as grassroots activists, local party leaders in his district, and I have made it clear in the last few weeks.”
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“He is an NRA favorite. He has passed no meaningful legislation, he raised no money, and his own polling shows that he has no chance in the election,” a senior Democratic source told The hill. “This has nothing to do with impeachment and all, what with a politician who has, for his voters.”
A recent internal survey carried out for the Democrats noted that 58 percent of jobs in the primary energy, the voters in his district wanted to for the nomination of other candidates, while only 28 percent said Van Drew should be back.
The Washington Post first reported that Trump had personally urged Drew the Van to jump ship and that the legislature is strongly considering it. The New York Times reported that he could make an announcement as soon as next week, as well as the house the vote is gearing up about the impeachment.
A spokesman for Van Drew did not immediately return a request for comment. Two democratic aides told Fox News that she is expecting that Van Moved to switch the parties.
While Van Drew, President of the Trump called the behavior in relation to its 25. July-phone call with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky “disgusting,” he has repeatedly said he did not see evidence that would justify his removal from office. He was rules one of only two house Democrats against the house in the November vote an indictment.
In an interview with Fox Business last month, he said, he would vote against the indictment, unless he hears evidence against President Trump that “rises to the level of treason or a high crime.”
He said “the founding fathers had fierce debates on whether they would even allow the impeachment process in the Constitution,” and that he favors, to decide so that the voters who matter in next year’s election.
“You don’t need to disenfranchise the voters, and millions and millions of voters. The voters choose their leaders in America,” Van Drew said.
The Times reported that during the talks between the Van and Pulled the Trump adviser, where the freshman Congressman said he was nervous, loses his seat, either in a Democratic primary — because of his opposition to the impeachment in a liberal state — or in a General election. A Democratic aide told Fox News that a recent poll took his campaign once again, a Democrat would beat him in a primary race.
The Times reported that while Van Drew still has no final decision was made, it was serious enough that he discussed, what a day to make an announcement and whether you do it before the upcoming vote on the articles of impeachment.
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The meeting came on the same day that the house of justice agreed with the Committee for the adoption of two of the indictment, in a party-line vote. The article claim, abuse of power and obstruction of trump. The house should accept the article in the next week, it could trigger a Senate trial are in the new year as 2020 presidential primaries about to run.
“Today is a solemn and sad day,” judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, told reporters after the vote. “For the third time in little more than a century and a half, the House Judiciary Committee, the bill of indictment against the President — for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress has voted. To trade the house quickly.”
Fox News’ Andrew O ‘ Reilly, Marisa Schultz, Sam Dorman and Chad Pergram contributed to this report.