At least one recently elected Representative is abandoning the sinking Democratic ship. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., met with President Trump over the weekend to discuss switching political parties, which promptly led to the resignation of five members of the congressman’s staff.

“Sadly, Congressman Van Drew’s decision to join the ranks of the Republican Party led by Donald Trump does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office,” the aides wrote in the Sunday letter addressed to Van Drew’s chief of staff, Allison Murphy.

“Over the past year, Trump Republicans have sided with special interests over the needs of working people. Worse, they continue to aid and abet Trump as he shreds the Constitution and tears the country apart,” the letter read. “They refused to grapple with how the President of the United States has jeopardized our national security for his own political advantage.”

Van Drew has been one of only two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry and has been an outspoken critic of the probe from the start. Trump tweeted his support for the potential switch while Democrats lambasted Van Drew for going across party lines.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, called the move “cynical and desperate,” accusing the congressman of backing Trump in an attempt to “salvage his own election,” he said in a statement on Friday. A recent internal poll conducted for the Democrats found that 58 percent of primary voters in Van Drew’s 2nd Congressional District wanted to nominate another candidate, while only 28 percent said he should be re-nominated.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., brushed off Van Drew’s plans in the midst of the impeachment inquiry.

“What he’s reacting to is public polling that shows he can’t get re-nominated,” Nadler said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week.”

2 thoughts on “Staff Calls It Quits As Van Drew Switches Parties!”
  1. The brainwashed Democrat followers need to educate themselves. Their ignorance about our CONSTITUTION is appalling. It is the DEMOCRATS who are breaking our Constitution, not President Trump. They have become so full of hate because their CROOKED IDOL, HILLARY CLINTON lost, that they have searched for a crime against the President for two and a years. Through their sham hearings, they have not shown any crime. Their biased witnesses only showed opinions, hearsay, their hate, and the ambassadors showed their disrepect because they didn’t like PRESIDENT TRUMP’S foreign policies. They clearly showed, by their testimonies, that they represented UKRAINE, not the United States of America. This Democrat Representive is smart to leave such a CORRUPTED PARTY.

  2. Who would want to keep them on if your switching parties?? They would be just spies for the DNC if any stayed. Gone and good riddance.

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