It may be slow, but the exodus from the Democratic Party now has a second member leaving its ranks because of the ongoing circus otherwise known as the impeachment proceedings.
Following a meeting with President Donald Trump on Friday, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) is reportedly expected to switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
According to POLITICO:
Van Drew’s congressional, campaign staff and other members of the New Jersey delegation were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday, according to Democratic sources. The question now was when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.
As of Saturday afternoon, it was still unclear if Van Drew would make the announcement before the House votes on impeachment, which is expected Wednesday.
Van Drew was one of two Democrats who voted against having an impeachment inquiry, with Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) being the other.
If he actually goes through with the change, Van Drew would become the second Democrat to officially leave the party in the wake of impeachment proceedings.
The Washington Times reported in November that Pennsylvania State Senator John Yudichak announced he would be leaving the Democratic Party, become an independent and caucus with Republicans, because he felt that the Republicans would vibe better with his stance on some issues better than the ever-moving-left Democrats seemingly might.
If Democrats are dead-set on continuing their impeachment circus, Van Drew’s exit from the party might not be the last.
H/T: Daily Wire