Rep. Jeff Van Drew announced last week that he would be leaving the Democratic Party and switching to the Republican Party.
With the news, some Democrats don't care and some of them are just blowing it off, like Jerry Nadler.
“What he's reacting to is public polling that shows he can't get renominated,” Nadler said on ABC’s “This Week.” “His electorate in his district is 24 percent to renominate him and 60 percent to nominate somebody else.”
This is stupid and here's why:
If all of this is some ploy by Van Drew to attempt to pretend to be Republican so he can win his election, that's not goign to happen. American's aren't going to be fooled by tricks like this.
According to Fox News, Van Drew -- who has spent months criticizing fellow Democrats for their push to impeach Trump -- met with Trump on Friday to discuss going across party lines. He is one of only two Democrats who voted against opening an impeachment inquiry into Trump and has remained a fervent voice in opposition to impeaching the president.
The news of Van Drew's possible party flip drew harsh criticism from Democrats, who called it a political move aimed at turning around his flagging approval numbers in New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District.
A recent internal poll conducted for the Democrats found that 58 percent of primary voters in his district wanted to nominate another candidate, while only 28 percent said Van Drew should be renominated.
While other Democrats have sought to blame Van Drew’s looming exit from the party on low approval ratings, critics claim that it has more to do with the upcoming vote on impeaching President Trump. The full House is expected to vote on articles of impeachment this upcoming week and Van Drew has been an adamant detractor of the process from the start.