Rep. Jeff Van Drew: I Left Democratic Party Because They Told Me "You Have To Vote For Impeachment" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Rep. Jeff Van Drew: I Left Democratic Party Because They Told Me "You Have To Vote For Impeachment"

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New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew spoke to FNC's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures" about his exit from the Democratic Party following his vote against impeaching President Trump.

"The final sign for me was, oddly enough, when one of the county chairmen said 'you have to vote for impeachment,'" Van Drew said. "And that 'If you don’t, you won’t be able to run in my county.' It’s not his county, it’s everybody’s county."

"It made me think for all the years that I’ve worked so hard and tried to give so much not only to the party but to everybody… it all boils down to that I may have my own individual opinion on one vote and that’s not going to be allowed, and I’m going to be punished for that, and that’s when I knew," he explained.

"There has always been something in my career that let me know it’s time for a change,” Van Drew said. “I feel good…I feel I did the honorable thing."

"Folks are tired, they’re tired of the millions of dollars that have been spent on [impeachment] and they want to move forward," he said. "We must understand what impeachment is, it almost never happens for a reason. It harms our country, it fractures us apart. I want to bring people together."



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