The conservative freshman Democrat, who represents a New Jersey district where President Trump is popular, is discussing announcing his switch next week.
It’s being reported that he’s is in talks with senior Trump officials to change parties, could become a Republican this week — when his colleagues are set to impeach Trump.
Van Drew was losing support at home
NEW: Trump met with Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a New Jersey Democrat, on Friday, to urge him to switch parties and become a Republican. Van Drew, an impeachment opponent, is considering it. Stay tuned. w/@mikedebonis: https://t.co/aSkmH0UdYD
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 14, 2019
“Van Drew’s chief of staff has begun notifying the right-of-center Democrat’s campaign and congressional staffs that the first-term congressman will join the Republican Party.”https://t.co/ngzWw6whJ3
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) December 14, 2019