House Democrat Jeff Van Drew to switch to Republican Party

by Adam Ford · Dec 15th, 2019 11:50 am
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New Jersey Democratic Representative Jeff Van Drew, who has defied his party by opposing President Trump's impeachment, plans to switch to the Republican Party, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Trump reacted to the news on Twitter, calling Van Drew "very smart."

Van Drew is one of two Democratic congressmen who voted in October against the impeachment inquiry into the president. He represents a battleground district that voted for Trump by a slim margin in 2016.