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Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew to switch political parties

  1. I'll give you the perfect summary of this story in a single quote; it's also on point for why I swapped political parties earlier this year.
    Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, responded to the news by writing on Twitter: “Turns out people get tired of defending a party that’s spent the past three years embracing Socialists, anti-Semites, and hysteria.”

    *for those who don't click links*
    New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party after meeting with President Donald Trump.

    “Van Drew’s congressional and campaign staff were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday, according to Democratic sources,” Politico reported. “The question was now when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.”

    Van Drew reportedly met “at length” with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future, a top GOP source told Politico.

    The Washington Post reported that his decision to switch parties delivered “a political jolt to Democrats ahead of next week’s expected vote to impeach the president.”

    News of Van Drew’s defection went viral online moments after the story broke with many noting that the move is highly damaging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.

    Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Nancy Pelosi isn’t just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she’s now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.”

    Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, responded to the news by writing on Twitter: “Turns out people get tired of defending a party that’s spent the past three years embracing Socialists, anti-Semites, and hysteria.”

    In a recent interview with USA Today, Van Drew said, “My job isn’t really to like or dislike him. My job is to exact as much goodwill and help for my district and for this nation and for this world that I possibly can while he’s president.”

    On the issue of impeachment, Van Drew said, “To some folks, that’s reminiscent of what was done to kings and queens many years ago. Everything our country doesn’t stand for.”

    Speaking on impeachment this week, Van Drew told reporters: “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. Well it’s not bipartisan.”

    Van Drew is not the only Democrat to warn his party on impeachment, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) warned the Democrats that if Trump gets removed from office that it could be a bad move politically because of who the Democrats may have to face from the GOP in 2020.

    “I do think that it’s the right thing to do to remove him from office. I believe he is an imminent danger to this country and to our democracy, but I was saying that the political consequences may not be very good for the Democrats,” Yarmuth said. “I will guarantee you the Republican Party would not nominate Mike Pence to succeed him. They would nominate someone like Nikki Haley who would be much more difficult for Democrats to defeat.”

    In late November, Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI) said that Trump should be censured but not removed from office.

    “You can censure, you don’t have to remove the president,” Lawrence said. “We are so close to an election. I will tell you, sitting here, knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of kicking him out of office, but I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”
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  3. Hope he delays switching long enough to vote against impeachment while still a Democrat.

    That would make opposition a rare bipartisan effort. :elephant:
  4. Dude be like
  5. NJ State Senator : Pro Gun

    US Representative : Anti Gun, overnight

    Converted US Representative : ????
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  7. All I can say is I hope the Democratic Party is destroyed in the next election.
  8. I guess he's not running for re-election in 2020.
  9. He knows what he is about to do will end his political career in NJ, but hats off to him for not being bought by the Democrat establishment.


    That there is what we need more from our elected officials.
  10. Democrats are enemies of the republic. Plain and simple. That the average American cannot see this is a direct result of public school indoctrination.

    Immigrant Patriots created this country. Immigrant Adventurers, inventors, and entrepreneurs made this country. Teachers and immigrant\native welfare babies are destroying this country.

  11. Everyone wants to play for the winning team.
  12. Does his mom still pick out his clothes?
    Plaid on plaid isn't even worn in Mayberry. :rofl:
  13. Another trap?
  14. Let’s trade him for Romney.
  15. Pfft, just another career statist trying to keep his seat.

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  16. Could be....maybe a plant, still working for Pelosi....keep an eye on how he votes....
  17. Well, while I certainly won't say ALL immigrants are destroying the country, far from it, but illegals and those leaching off the system are.

    Re: your graphic, I think the majority of US residents are firmly planted somrwhere between selfishness and dependency.

    My mother wouldn't have let me out of the house dressed like that, even in the mid '70s!
  18. I said Immigrant and native welfare babies.
  19. Ex CIA= Professional Paid Liar

    This makes him a perfect Politician.
  20. Good for him I suppose...his reasoning is sound and is music to our ears...usually these switches are accompanied with how sick and tired they are of all the politics...sick, sick, sick...strange that they’re rarely ever sick enough to just quit politics altogether...now why could that be? Too good a gig to give up? Better to just take some Pepto-Bismal
  21. Can't he just stay Dems and support the GOP ? That would be more tactically effective. McCain, Mitt, Murkowski, Flake all did it that way.

    I just think this has a grandstanding aspect to it. Fwiw, I wouldn't trust him as a GOPer.
  22. He has policy positions that are more like a RINO than a Democrat now. The Squad and Justice Democrats are threatening these kind of Democrats with primary challengers. The challengers would win the primary but lose the general election.
  23. He is a dentist.
  24. 5 staff members resigned. Notice the part about working people and Constitution.

  25. ^ Good thing unemployment is at 3 percent. They can thank Trump for an excellent job market they are falling into.
  26. Are you an anti-dentite?!
  27. No. Just when was the last time you met a dentist who wasn't a little off?

    It's not like many people enjoy sticking their fingers in people's mouths all day.
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  29. That letter was meant to be publicized. Postured. They are using him to the last drop, then publicized to advance their own names. LOL