Jeff Van Drew
|Jeff Van Drew|
|U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2019 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|New Jersey Senate, 1st District|
From: January 8, 2008 – December 31, 2018
|Party||Democrat (before 2020)|
Republican (2020 – present)
|Spouse(s)||Ricarda Van Drew|
Jefferson “Jeff” Van Drew (born February 23, 1953 (age 70)) is a U.S. representative from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district. A former Democrat, Van Drew switched to become a Republican on December 19, 2019, after the impeachment coup d'état against President Trump.
In a speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention, Van Drew praised President Trump and noted his old party to have become increasingly liberal despite initially starting his political career as a moderate in what he was told was a "big tent" party. Van Drew is one of 57 Republicans who vote against sending $40 billion to Ukraine war. Van Drew is one of 18 Republicans who vote against Finland and Sweden joining to NATO.
U.S. House of Representatives
Van Drew voted in late July 2020 to remove Civil War-era statues.
Van Drew's voting record is mostly liberal. Although he is currently endorsed by Donald Trump for switching to the Republican party, Van Drew still holds moderate to left-leaning position, and has yet to change past positions on supporting abortion and gun control. He also supports illegal immigration, and mass-amnesty measures. However, he is opposed to late term abortion and signed a petition in early January 2020 to force the House of Representatives to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
- ↑ Trump endorses Jeff Van Drew, Democrat who switched to Republican Party
- ↑ WATCH: Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s full speech at the Republican National Convention | 2020 RNC Night 4
- ↑ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/full-list-of-57-house-republicans-who-voted-against-ukraine-aid/ar-AAX95Nr
- ↑ https://www.mediaite.com/politics/18-republicans-vote-against-supporting-nato-bids-for-sweden-and-finland/
- ↑ The List: 72 Republicans Vote with Democrats to Remove Civil War-Era Memorabilia from U.S. Capitol
- ↑ Jeff Van Drew's Voting Records
- ↑ Byas, Steve (December 23, 2019). Democrat Representative Van Drew Switched to Republican. Is He a Conservative? The New American. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
- ↑ President Trump Welcomes Jeff Van Drew to Republican Party – Video and Transcript…
- ↑ Jeff Van Drew's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)
- ↑ https://bigleaguepolitics.com/ten-republican-sell-outs-in-congress-have-hopped-on-board-with-democrats-to-pass-a-farmworker-amnesty-bill/
- ↑ Fitzherbert endorsed by NJ Right to Life PAC for Van Drew challenge
- ↑ Van Drew Signs Abortion Survivors Petition. Democrats Outraged.
- Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress