Trump Has 'Respect' for Gabbard for 'Present' Vote on Impeachment

Jeff Van Drew and Donald Trump

President Trump then declared that he "endorsed" Van Drew before Van Drew added, "And the last thing I will say, one of my heroes, and he's always hung in my office-I have a bipartisan wall, it has a lot of different people on there-Ronald Reagan, and when he said, 'I didn't leave my party, my party left me, ' and I'm saying the same thing". "I have a feeling we're going to do very well in 2020", Trump said.

'Two things I need to say.

"You have my eternal support", he believed to Mr. Trump. Consistently, ' he led at the president. I do know one thing: "she's not an agent of Russian Federation". Trump is said to have threatened to withhold military aid that had already been approved unless Zelenskiy provided the president with information on the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter involving the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.

Van Drew had been facing the possibility of an uphill Democratic primary, including a challenge from Brigid Harrison, a Montclair State University political science professor who is frequently quoted in local press and had secured the backing of top local Democrats, including the New Jersey senate president.

During brief remarks to reporters, he pledged his "undying support" for Trump, following through on expectations that he would be switching parties after he cast his vote against impeachment as a Democrat.

She was just one of four Democrats who did not vote in favor of Trump's impeachment on both counts.

"I just want to tell you how grateful we are for your voice of reason and common sense in the days leading up to your decision".

Congressman Jared Golden of Maine's 2nd district voted from obstruction of congress but vote to proceed together with impeaching the president depending on the very first article - misuse of power.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) voted present.

'Wow, that could be large.

Van Drew has voiced his disdain for impeachment because the get-go and hasn't affirmed the proceedings.

"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", five of them wrote in a letter.

McCarthy said the switch was significant because Van Drew was going from the majority to minority party in the House.

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