Democrats are pushing to remove President Trump from office after Wednesday’s riots on Capitol Hill, but Rep. Jeff Van Drew, RN.J., urges President-elect Joe Biden to oppose impeachment, saying it does would divide the country.
“I call on President-elect Joe Biden to say enough,” he told Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures.” “Let’s try to get together.
Van Drew said bringing everyone together would be “very difficult” but the first step towards unity, he said, is to drop the call for impeachment.
Biden said he is leaving the impeachment decision to Congress.
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“The waste of money, the waste of time,” he said. “The division [impeachment] will cause the United States of America. Tens of millions of people still voted and still support Donald Trump. “
The now Republican MP, once a lifelong Democrat, changed parties in 2019.
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“I really wondered what the party stood for,” he said, explaining the change. “And as I said at [Republican] convention – Be true to yourself; not to a party that once was and is no longer. “
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones announced last week that he, too, is moving to the Republican Party. He joined Van Drew on Sunday to discuss his own request to leave the ship.
“I had the impression that the Democratic Party had left me. I did not leave them,” he explained. “Their Socialist Party is killing the job market and killing businesses … They want to raise taxes for hard-working workers.”
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“I felt like I didn’t identify with them anymore, and I wanted to bring some great new ideas to the Grand Old Party,” he said.