|He first consulted with the king before telling him he will back him all the way to jail when it happens! But go into the cellblock, might become independent. I bet my new socks this man is got no future in either place. A turncoat is a turncoat where ever he goes.|
He recruited these people like a Democrat he was and got some good ones too. All of a sudden like Trump just popped up in the scene he won't vote for impeachment and back trump. He is switching to Republican. If he feels so strongly why not quit and run a GOP? become GOP. Because his numbers were bad but are they going to get any better? Raw deal for his staff, the good ones, the ones that have read the constitution. The ones that helped him win; They said we will be leaving you first!
By Alex Moe and Tim Stelloh
Six staff members said Sunday that they are resigning from the office of Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., office over reports that he plans to switch parties because he opposes the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
In a letter to his chief of staff, five of the employees said Van Drew's decision "does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office."
The staffers said they respect Van Drew but "can no longer in good conscience continue our service."
A sixth staffer is also leaving his office, NBC News confirmed. The staff members include Van Drew's legislative director, communications director, and director of constituency relations.
Democratic lawmaker expected to defect from party over impeachment
The departures were first reported by Politico.
Cheri Bustos, chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, offered the staffers work with the party's campaign arm until they find new jobs that "align with their values."
Two Democratic leadership sources told NBC News on Saturday that Van Drew was expected to change his registration to the Republican Party.
New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, opposed to impeachment, expected to leave Democratic Party
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The decision came after Van Drew voted against moving forward with the impeachment inquiry, saying testimony presented during House hearings hadn't persuaded him.
Speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., suggested that polls showed that Van Drew had lost the support of Democratic voters who elected him in 2016.
An internal poll conducted for Van Drew this month and obtained by NBC News showed that just 28 percent of Democratic respondents said he deserved to be renominated. Nearly 60 percent said someone else should be the party's nominee.