Jeff Van Drew

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Jeff Van Drew
Jeff Van Drew Official Portrait 116th Congress.jpg
U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District
From: January 3, 2019 – present
Predecessor Frank LoBiondo
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
New Jersey Senate, 1st District
From: January 8, 2008 – December 31, 2018
Predecessor Nicholas Asselta
Successor Bob Andrzejczak
Party Democrat (before 2020)
Republican (2020 – present)
Spouse(s) Ricarda Van Drew
Religion Roman Catholic

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,[1] 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.[2] Van Drew is one of 57 Republicans who vote against sending $40 billion to Ukraine war.[3] Van Drew is one of 18 Republicans who vote against Finland and Sweden joining to NATO.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives

Van Drew voted in late July 2020 to remove Civil War-era statues.[5]

Political positions

Van Drew's voting record is mostly liberal.[6][7] Although he is currently endorsed by Donald Trump for switching to the Republican party,[8] Van Drew still holds moderate to left-leaning position, and has yet to change past positions on supporting abortion and gun control.[9] He also supports illegal immigration, and mass-amnesty measures.[10] 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.[11][12]


External links

  • Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress