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Exodus from anti-impeachment rep’s office: reports

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Published on December 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:14s

Exodus from anti-impeachment rep’s office: reports

An exodus of senior aides is underway at Democratic congressman Jeff Van Drew's office amid reports that he plans to join the GOP.

Roger Fortuna has more.

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EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT'S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH** At least six senior aides to Democratic congressman Jeff Van Drew resigned this week, according to multiple media outlets, after the anti-impeachment Democrat reportedly said he is planning to jump to the Republican Party as soon as this week.

In a resignation letter signed Sunday evening by five top staffers, including Van Drew's legislative director, the aides said they quote, "are saddened and disappointed by his decision" and that they can no longer in good conscience continue their service.

President Trump has already hailed Van Drew's reported plan to switch parties, tweeting early Monday "Wow, that would be big.

Always heard Jeff is very smart!" Van Drew is one of only two Democrats who voted against moving forward with the impeachment inquiry in October.

And The Washington Post reported that Van Drew met privately with the president at the White House Friday.

U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "I'll do whatever I want.

Look, we did nothing wrong.

So I'll do long or short." The historic House vote on articles of impeachment is expected Wednesday Van Drew has said a vote to impeach Trump would be overturning voters' wishes.

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