When it comes to impeachment, the only bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., is in opposition to the ongoing effort to unseat a duly elected president.
As the Democrat Party drags the country into the second week of its dog and pony show to impeach President Trump, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., said on Sunday some of his fellow Democrats have grown “tired” of this partisan effort and that he will be voting no on impeachment unless there is proof Trump committed an impeachable offense.
And the one-sided public hearings being orchestrating by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, have yet to impress the lawmaker.
“I’d imagine I’ll be voting no,” Van Drew said Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “I always have the codicil if something new — something we haven’t heard, something that rises to the level of treason or high crimes — that would be different. But we don’t see that. We see little different variations, hearsay, discussion, somebody heard something that somebody else said.”
Source: Fox News
Van Drew was one of two Democrats who voted no on the impeachment resolution to formalize proceedings House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted wasn’t an impeachment resolution.
Citing our Founding Fathers, he told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo impeachment is serious business.
“You know our Founding Fathers had vigorous debates of whether they would even allow impeachment in the Constitution — you don’t disenfranchise voters — millions upon millions of voters,” Van Drew said. “Voters choose their leaders in America.”
Bartiromo asked Van Drew if he is hearing concern from Democrats who represent states that Trump won, or if he is a “lone wolf.”
“So I don’t know how other folks will vote, because in all honesty, originally I thought there were going to be a few more,” he replied, speaking of the impeachment measure he voted against. “Not that it matters to me if I’m one or 101. I do what I believe is right.”
“There is some discussion among some of them quietly, privately of concern certainly,” Van Drew continued. “What I’m hearing out on the street from most people is they’re kinda tired, they’re kinda worn out, they’re kinda bored and they really wanna move on.”
The Democrat had little faith that his party will change gears at this stage of the game, even though it’s “fracturing the nation apart.”
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“I just think we’ll keep going down this road, keep spending more time,” he said. “Many of us came to Congress because we really wanted to accomplish goals, really work on issues such as healthcare, work on issues dealing with prescription drugs, election security, the debt, the deficit — the list goes on.”
“We’re going to have an election next year, let’s have the election,” Van Drew added. “Let’s fight through the election, let’s do what Republicans and Democrats and whomever else does, but this is going to get us nowhere. We’ve spent millions of dollars, in my opinion, tons of money, tons of time, tons of hurt, fracturing the nation apart. I haven’t seen this to be a good thing.”
On tap this week to appear before the House Intelligence Committee is Tim Morrison, former top national security adviser to President Trump, Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Alexander Vindman, the director for European affairs at the National Security Council, and Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine.
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