WASHINGTON, DC-According to FOX News, President Donald J. Trump has managed to win one of 8 Democrat-controlled congressional seats up for grabs in 2020, nearly one year before the election.
Fox reports that New Jersey District 2 Congressman Jeff Van Drew, one of two Democrats who opposed the entire Trump impeachment charade met this weekend with the President and is expected to switch parties.
The report said Van Drew would be seeking a Rose Garden reception with the President to formalize his party switch.
The response to the news has been mixed in Republican circles. Many Republicans admit they voted for Van Drew as a Democrat because of his constitutional and pro-second amendment stances and would surely vote for him as a Republican.
One Republican, Brian Fitzherbert who now has a formidable primary election opponent said, “There is no place for desperate Jeff Van Drew in South Jersey’s Republican Party.”
Other than Fitzherbert, many Republican leaders said they would welcome Van Drew to the party.
Democrats were not so nice about Van Drew’s switch.
Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s extremely unpopular Governor slammed Van Drew, which, in New Jersey should only give the Congressman more credibility on the right side of the aisle.
“Jeff Van Drew has chosen his political career over our Constitution,” Murphy said. “Despite knowing full well that the president has abused the powers of his office, Congressman Van Drew is now willing to enable Donald Trump just to try to salvage his own election.”
Democrat Party State Chairman John Currie pledged his allegiance to Phil Murphy’s regime claiming Van Drew’s switch is nothing but a sell-out.
“Jeff Van Drew just sold out his constituents and our party, and in the process revealed that his only real value is self-preservation,” Currie said. “As Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, I pledge to work with Governor Murphy, local Democratic leaders in the 2nd District as well as national Democrats to identify a strong candidate to defeat Van Drew and bring this district the true democratic leadership it deserves.”