SO one Democrat has said he’s not going to vote for impeachment. AND it looks like he’s going to turn Republican.
More from Politico:
Van Drew’s congressional, campaign staff and other members of the New Jersey delegation were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday, according to Democratic sources. The question now was when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.
As of Saturday afternoon, it was still unclear if Van Drew would make the announcement before the House votes on impeachment, which is expected Wednesday.
“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,” Van Drew told reporters about impeachment earlier this week. “Well it’s not bipartisan.”
Trump is going to do an event with him:
Republicans were excitedly touting the news on Saturday, describing it as a huge blow to Democrats’ effort to impeach the president, which Trump and other GOP leaders have repeatedly decried as a “partisan witch hunt.” The move is also certain to score major points with Trump, whose support could be crucial in a crowded GOP primary. Trump and Van Drew are expected to hold an event together next week, according to sources on Capitol Hill.
And Democrats are sooper-upset:
NJ Gov. Phil Murphy savages Jeff Van Drew over “cynical and desperate” plans to become a Republican, saying he chose his “political career over our Constitution … Congressman Van Drew is now willing to enable Donald Trump just to try to salvage his own election.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 15, 2019
.@CongressmanJVD has chosen his political career over our Constitution. Despite knowing full well that the President has abused the powers of his office, he’s now willing to enable Donald Trump just to try to salvage his own election.
— Phil Murphy (@PhilMurphyNJ) December 15, 2019
There you go. That’s always fun.