Anti Impeachment Democrat Plans to Join GOP: Six Staffers Resign

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So staffers take jobs in D.C. to do the work of ‘some’ the people?

Piss on ’em!

source: The Washington Post

At least six senior aides working for Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a freshman Democrat from New Jersey who opposes impeachment and is expected to switch parties later this week, resigned Sunday in a mass exodus following the legislator’s impending decision to jump to the GOP.

“Sadly, Congressman Van Drew’s decision to join the ranks of the Republican Party led by Donald Trump does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office.”

Staffers of Congressman Van Drew

The officials who signed the resignation letter — legislative director and deputy chief Javier Gamboa, deputy chief Edward Kaczmarski, deputy chief Justin O’Leary, communications director Mackenzie Lucas and legislative staff assistant Caroline Wood — said they were “deeply saddened and disappointed” by their boss’s decision. A sixth staffer based in New Jersey, Van Drew’s director of constituency relations CeCe Doherty, also reportedly resigned Sunday evening.

“Defeating Trump has and always will be the main goal for me……….. It’s the reason I got involved in politics. I could not, in good conscience, continue working in an office where mutual morals and values were no longer present.”

CeCe Doherty
Former Van Drew Staffer

The resigning staffers did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Van Drew’s chief of staff did not return a phone call or email late Sunday.

The upheaval comes after Van Drew, one of the Democrats’ most vocal opponents of impeachment, met privately with President Trump at the White House on Friday. The Post reported that Trump urged Van Drew to join the GOP during the meeting, as New Jersey Democrats scrambled to persuade the moderate member of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition to stay.

Six staffers resign as anti-impeachment Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew plans to join the GOP

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