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Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew Warns Party On Impeachment: “Be Careful What You Wish For”


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Despite what Pelosi, Schiff, and the liberal media want you to believe, the Democrat party is not entirely united behind the impeachment effort against President Trump.

Two Democrats actually voted against Pelosi’s original impeachment inquiry resolution in October – Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey.

Now, in the wake of Pelosi announcing that the Dems are proceeding with articles of impeachment against Trump, Van Drew is speaking up.

Speaking to a CNN reeporter Manu Raju, Van Drew made it clear that he is going to vote against all the articles of impeachment unless something new comes up that changes his mind and is also issuing a warning to his fellow Democrats,

“Be careful what you wish for” since impeachment is “tearing the nation apart.”

Take a look at news of the Democrat congressman breaking with his party on impeachment:

The other Democrat who originally voted against impeachment - Collin Peterson - also hasn't changed his mind.

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The Hill has more to say on Rep. Van Drew's thoughts regarding Trump impeachment:

Freshman Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-N.J.) said Friday that he expects to oppose articles of impeachment against President Trump, dismissing a push from Democrats in his district to side with the party.

Van Drew represents a district that had long been held by the GOP until his election in 2018. He was one of only two Democrats to break party lines in late October and vote against a resolution establishing procedures for the public phase of the impeachment inquiry.

Van Drew said that the weeks since then — which have featured several public hearings with witnesses to Trump's dealings with Ukraine and constitutional experts — haven't changed his position that impeachment isn't warranted.

"I'll look at new information that's presented. I'll always have an open mind. But where I am now is where I was before," Van Drew told The Hill.

Van Drew's position is already drawing ire from Democrats in his district and may lead to a primary challenge next year.

The New Jersey Globe on Friday published a letter from Atlantic County Democratic Committee Chairman Michael Suleiman warning Van Drew that a vote against impeachment risked depressing Democratic turnout down the ballot next year."I must touch on the political implications of a vote against impeachment on Atlantic County. Next year, as we are defending two Freeholder seats, a constitutional officer, and Democratic majorities in two municipalities, a 'no' vote on impeachment will suppress Democratic turnout down-ballot, which my organization cannot sustain," Suleiman wrote.

Suleiman also complained that Van Drew's vote against establishing procedures for the impeachment inquiry this fall "was a big distraction for my candidates and municipal leaders in Atlantic County during the tail end of the general election cycle."

Van Drew said Friday that he wasn't concerned that his vote against articles of impeachment would affect other races in his district.

"Not at all. People vote individually," Van Drew said.

"Nobody ever forces me how to vote," Van Drew added of Suleiman.

Townhall added some additional insight:

While impeachment fever has taken over the vast majority of the Democratic Party, some sane Democratic voices have emerged, cautioning the party that this is the wrong path to go down.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ), who's long been a critic of impeachment, especially so close to an election, warned the Democratic Party on Thursday that they should “be careful what [they] wish for” because it’s having a deleterious effect on the country. 

He told CNN's Manu Raju the only way he would consider voting for the articles of impeachment is if something comes up he hasn't seen before. 

Van Drew made similar remarks in an interview Sunday with USA Today.

“My job isn’t really to like or dislike him,” he said. “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 impeachment, he said it reminds some people "what was done to kings and queens many years ago. Everything our country doesn’t stand for.”



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