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New Jersey Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew Warns Impeachment Is ‘Disenfranchising Millions’

Nov. 18, 2019 (EIRNS)—Interviewed yesterday on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures program with host Maria Bartiromo, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) forcefully attacked the Democratic leadership which is pursuing the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with no thought as to the consequences. Unless it is proven that Trump committed a “high crime,” Van Drew said he intends to vote “No” on impeachment.

Impeachment, he warned, is a very serious matter. “The Founding Fathers had vigorous debates of whether they would even allow impeachment in the Constitution,” he argued, so “you don’t disenfranchise voters—millions upon millions of voters. Voters choose their leaders in America.” The general election is next year, he continued, so

“let’s have the election; let’s fight through the election, let’s do what Republicans and Democrats and whoever else does, but this is going to get us nowhere. We’ve spent millions of dollars, in my opinion, tons of money, tons of time, tons of hurt, fracturing the nation apart. I haven’t seen this to be a good thing.”

Van Drew spared no words in discussing the Democratic Party leadership.

“I just think we’ll keep going down this road, keep spending more time. Many of us came to Congress because we really wanted to accomplish goals, really work on issues such as healthcare, work on issues dealing with prescription drugs, election security, the debt, the deficit—the list goes on.”

Asked about how red-state Democrats are thinking, Van Drew replied, “there is some discussion among some of them quietly, privately, of concern, certainly. What I’m hearing out on the street from most people is they’re kind of tired, they’re kind of worn out, they’re kind of bored and they really want to move on.”

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