In November 2018, Democratic state Sen. Jeff Van Drew beat out the Trump-backed Seth Grossman in New Jersey’s 2nd District.
The district was represented by Republican Frank LoBiondo since 1994, but his retirement this year opened the race to a Democratic challenger.
Van Drew’s victory flipped a district that voted for President Trump in 2016.
Yesterday, during an appearance on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo, the Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ), criticized the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry for dividing Americans, wasting time that would be better spent on legislation that could actually help Americans and for costing taxpayers millions.
During his appearance with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, Democrat Rep. Van Drew, who was one of the only two Democrats for vote against the impeachment inquiry, told Fox News host Bartiromo, “I just think we keep going down this road – keep spending more time, you know, many of us came to Congress because we really wanted to accomplish goals, really work on issues such as health care, work on issues dealing with prescription drugs, election security, the debt, the deficit, you know, the list goes on, and I can speak on an on about all the things that we need to do,” adding“I just don’t think that we’re hearing anything new.”
“And real quickly, we must understand the importance and level of what impeachment is,” he continued. “Hundreds of years of history and no one has ever been convicted of impeachment and that is the point.”
Dem Rep calls out Democrats for “fracturing the nation” with impeachment inquiry
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 17, 2019
This morning, President Trump tweeted a quote from Democrat Congressman Van Drew’s appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s show, where he expressed his opposition to his party’s impeachment efforts.
In late September, the New Jersey Democrat warned his fellow Democrats against attempting to impeach President Trump.
On September 29, President Trump shared quotes from Congressman Van Drew:
All that’s swirling around us now is Impeachment. We talk about it day and night, it’s what’s on the news, there is NOTHING that has turned up that is Impeachable. Our founding fathers set impeachment to be extremely rare. We need to get good stuff done. Let the people vote,….
“We’re going to have an election next year, let us have the election, let us fight through the election,” Van Drew said. “Let’s do what Republicans and Democrats and whomever 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 and I haven’t seen this to be a good thing,” he continued. “And now we are dealing with all sorts of technical issues, most of Americans don’t understand some of these technical issues, and they just don’t know really what to think.”