Democrat House Member Informs Staff He’s Switching Party Amid Impeachment

Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) has informed staff that he plans to switch parties and become a Republican. Van Drew reportedly made the announcement to staff following a lengthy meeting with President Donald Trump. Sources say that senior Democrats have been scrambling to reach him for a response.

According to Politico:

Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a moderate Democrat who is strongly opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump, is expected to switch parties and become a Republican, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Van Drew is one of two Democrats who voted against opening the impeachment inquiry into Trump and has remained against the effort, even as the House prepares to vote to impeach the president next week.

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