in the vicinityVideoRep. Jeff Van Drew, speaks out for the first time since switching parties
Republicans-Rep. Jeff Van Drew speaks exclusively of the “Sunday Morning Futures’ to the left of the democratic party.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N. J., defended on Sunday his resignation from the Democratic party after he voted against both indictment – calling the Democrats ” arguments for impeachment of President Trump “weak” and “thin”.
Van Drew, who last week met with Trump, according to the Congressman, the announcement, he said the candidate of the Republican party, in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he is mulling over a switch to the GOP for a while, but the indictment was the turning point for the former Democrat.
“It was always something in my career that let me know it’s time for a change,” Van Drew said. “I feel good…I think I did the honorable thing.”
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Rumors of a possible party switch in the middle of the Democrat-led impeachment proceedings against Trump gives members of Van Drew’s caucus to accuse him, to scream, to cross to save the Gang in an attempt to make his candidacy for re-election, and led to the resignations of five of his aides from his office.
A recent internal survey carried out for the Democrats noted that 58 percent of the primary energy voters in Van Drew’s 2nd Congressional District wanted to nominate another candidate, while only 28 percent said he should be called again.
“The last sign for me was, oddly enough, when it was said of the County Chairman: ‘you have to vote for the impeachment'” Van Drew said. “And not to run that” If you do not, you will be able to in my country.’ It is not his County, it is everybody’s county.”
Van Drew went on to call charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, which leveled were against Trump “weak” and “thin” and sharply criticized his former colleagues and Democrats, for they bring against the President.
“This indictment is a weak, thin indictment,” he said. “It was a long, dark shadow on our country.”
“We should be there for the American people and not for political bickering,” Van Drew said. “It is our country harm, and it fractures us more.”
It remains to be seen how Van Drew, the vote on the legislation is now that he’s officially a Republican. Out of 659 votes in the 116th Congress, Van Drew, and house Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., only 300 have agreed to.
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As a Democrat, Van Drew to overwrite Trump agreed with the veto of a bill that repealed his emergency Declaration for boundary wall of funding and to block the agreed Trump of Paris climate protection agreement.
He has also chosen to block the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, and rejected, the Trump management of stress the plan to sanctions against three Russian companies.
In addition, Van Drew’s comments Trump has condemned were four women in the Congress, the President as “The squad,” calling the remarks racist and pushing back on Trump’s attempts to direct the courts to the invalidity of the Affordable Care Act.
“I want to said to bring people together,” said Van Drew. “I always push for what I believe is right and what is best.”
Fox News Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.