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New Jersey Democrat Set to Join Republican Party Over Impeachment Hoax

Rep. Jeff Van Drew is preparing to ditch Democrats for the GOP after opposing impeachment.

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A New Jersey Democratic member of Congress is preparing to leave his party and join the GOP in reaction to the ongoing impeachment hoax targeting President Donald J. Trump.

Jeff Van Drew, who represents New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, is reportedly in ongoing negotiations with congressional Republicans and the White House about joining the Republican Party.

Talks between Van Drew and Republicans began earlier this week. He informed his staff that he’s planning on making the switch to the GOP on Saturday. A personal meeting with President Trump apparently provided the final motivation he needed to change his party.

Democrat leaders have mounted a last-ditch effort to keep him in their party that has failed.

Van Drew is a first-term member of the House who was elected in 2018. He’s made noise in the House Democratic Caucus by vocally opposing attempts to impeach President Trump for withholding foreign aid to Ukraine. He’s one of the two House Democrats who voted against opening the doomed impeachment inquiry against the President.

Members of Congress don’t often change their parties while in office. A defection would represent an embarrassment for House Democrats and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

As the demand for a highly unlikely impeachment consumes the Democratic Party, it appears that the broader American public is largely ignoring the dramatic proceedings in the House, led by Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff. American voters overwhelmingly oppose impeaching the President and it appears unlikely they’re even closely following the spectacle. 

Having now lost one member of their caucus as a result of the impeachment hoax, congressional Democrats stand poised to lose even more of their members in the next election should they continue to ignore everyday pressing political issues in favor of pseudo-dramatic impeachment plots.

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115 House Republicans Sign Onto Effort to Remove Neocon Liz Cheney as GOP Chair

Cheney’s unfit to lead.

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A majority of House Republicans have signed onto a letter expressing no confidence in GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, following the neoconservative Wyoming member of Congress’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

115 Republicans have signed onto a ‘no confidence’ letter, a strong majority of the House’s GOP caucus of 211. Ten Republicans moved to betray President Trump on the sham impeachment, which is only slated to proceed in the Senate now that Trump has left office. The Senate lacks the jurisdiction to convict a private citizen, although Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hopes to bar the 45th President from running for federal office again.

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Cheney has since been officially censured by the Carbon County, Wyoming Republican Party, with the latter expressing their strong disapproval in Cheney’s betrayal of President Trump.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, now lacks the support to act in a leading capacity of the Republican Caucus. She’s already attracted a primary challenger, Wyoming State Senator Anthony Bouchard.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has declined to move against Cheney, opting to keep her in a position of leadership even after betraying the President and her party. Establishment neocons such as Cheney are hoping to move the Republican Party back to a globalist vision of ‘invade the world, invite the world,’ attempting to sweep President Donald Trump’s governing vision of “America First” under the rug.

Cheney Republicanism no longer represents a way forward in the Republican Party.


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