Dem Rep. Van Drew Breaks with Party Over ‘Third-World’-Style Impeachment
Now, one Democratic lawmaker is sounding off over his party’s impeachment push, likening the process to something you’d see in a European nation’s power struggle or in a destitute third-world country.
“We have to understand, impeachment is something that’s supposed to be exceptionally unusual. It is supposed to be bipartisan. It is supposed to be fair,” Van Drew said.
With the exception of those two rebels, the vote was largely split down party lines.
Van Drew and Peterson might be the only two House Democrats who see impeachment for what it really is — a powerful tool in the constitutional system of checks and balances that should only be used in grave circumstances.
Instead, it seems the left is using the hallowed process as a method to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election.
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“This has to do with the institution of impeachment itself and not misusing it.”
Although Van Drew may not be a fan of Trump himself, that doesn’t mean he wants to see him impeached.
But not Van Drew, who said the impeachment of a president is “more like something you would see in Europe or third-world nations.”
Instead of trying to oust an elected official, the lawmaker hopes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others will begin working with the president to pass meaningful and effective legislation.
Citing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the need to improve America’s infrastructure as two things that Republicans and Democrats largely agree on, Van Drew suggested much can be accomplished if impeachment is shelved.
“So wouldn’t it be wonderful at the end of this presidency, to the benefit of both political parties, but most of all, to the benefit of Americans,” Van Drew said, “if we actually got some of these very important issues finished and taken care of instead?”
“We have a job. We need to do it,” the lawmaker said, “whether we always like each other or not, whether we’re the same party or not, whether we agree on everything or not. That’s the deal, that’s what we need to do.”
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