Rep. Jeff van Drew is a moderate member of Congress from New Jersey who ditched the Democrat Party in 2019 as it tacked increasingly far to the left, finding its vision for the country and support for radical leftist ideas unconscionable. He’s also now an inveterate critic of the Biden Administration, calling it the worst ever for America.
As background, what pushed Rep. van Drew over the edge in 2019 was a demand from his county chairman that he vote for Trump’s impeachment. He found that demand out of line and not what he stood for, so he decided that he was done with the Dems and switched to the GOP.
Describing that incident, he said, “One of the county chairman came to me and said, ‘I have to speak with you.’ And I said, ‘sure’ and sat down. He said, ‘I just want to let you know that you have to vote for impeachment.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘You’ve got to vote for impeachment. If you don’t, you’re not going to be able to run in my county.’”
He added, “For all the years that I have worked so hard and tried to give so much, not only to the party, but to everybody…. it all boils down to one vote, that I may have my own individual opinion on one vote and that is not going to be allowed? I’m going to be punished for that? And that’s when I knew.”
Well, now that he has switched parties, Rep. van Drew is free to fight back against the Biden Administration and the flood of illegal immigrants pouring into the country. Particularly, he’s standing against a Biden Administration plan to house migrants in his New Jersey district.
The congressman pushed back on that plan during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” saying that he would fight back against the plan “with every ounce of strength” and that he thinks it is “wrong.”
Beginning, Rep. van Drew said, “Hopefully, it won’t happen. We’re going to fight this with every ounce of strength that we have. It is the wrong thing. You know, when we said what was happening at the southern border was going to affect the entire United States of America, this is what happens.”
Continuing, he highlighted the fact that the illegal immigration problem has become one for all of America now, not just border states, saying, “I want people to listen out there. This is not just an Arizona problem, or a Texas problem or a California problem. This is a United States of America problem.”
Returning to how the issue affects him and his constituents, the rep then said, “And now they want to come into our beautiful county, our beautiful South Jersey, and try to ruin that as well.”
Next, he turned back to America as a whole and how the plan, which would house migrants in the New Jersey Atlantic City International Airport, is a national defense issue. He said, “There’s also a national defense issue here. This is a very, very important issue to understand. We have the FAA technical center there that’s doing very important work, some of which is very significant for the safety of this country and air flight. And we have our F-16s that are there as part of our defense, as well, as part of the Air National Guard, 177 fighter wing. They are the first line of defense for Washington, D.C. and New York City.”
Ending, he tore into the Biden Administration, characterizing it as the worst ever because of the disaster that is budding under its watch. He said, “This is a disaster in the making. I mean, this is the worst administration. I used to say, in my lifetime. Now, this is the worst administration in the history of the United States of America.”
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