House Democrat shares why he’s against impeaching Trump


TRACE GALLAGHER, THANK YOU FOR THAT WELL THE OTHER DAY DEMOCRATS APPEARED TO BE DIVIDED ON THE QUESTION OF IMPEACHING THE PRESIDENT. THIS WEEK THEY APPEAR TO BE NEARLY UNANIMOUS. A FEW HOLDOUTS ARE WARNING THAT AN IMPEACHMENT PUSH IS A MISTAKE, BAD FOR THE COUNTRY AND POSSIBLY COUNTER PRODUCTIVE POLITICALLY. ONE OF THEM IS CONGRESSMAN JEFF VAN DREW REPRESENTS NEW JERSEY. THANKS FOR COMING ON.>>IT’S MY PLEASURE TO BE WITH YOU.>>Tucker: YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. I WILL SAY A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT BUT YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. AND THE EASY THING WOULD BE TO GO ALONG WITH YOUR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP ON THIS QUESTION BUT YOU ARE NOT. WHY?>>I HAVE NEVER BEEN GOOD AT THAT TO BEGIN WITH. JUST VERY BRIEFLY, PEOPLE WILL SAY, YOU KNOW, YOUR JOB IS TO BE A GOOD DEMOCRAT OR A GOOD REPUBLICAN AND I KEEP EMPHASIZING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND JOB IS TO BE A GOOD AMERICAN. SO I GO WHAT I BELIEVE IN MY HEART IS RIGHT AND IN MY BRAIN. AND IT SEEMS TO ME AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE REALLY DO WANT TO ACCOMPLISH SOME GOALS, INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH. HEALTHCARE NEEDS TO BE DEALT WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS NEED TO BE DEALT WITH. YOU KNOW, ELECTION, YOU KNOW, ELECTIONS NEED TO BE DEALT WITH AS FAR AS MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE SECURE. I CAN GIVE YOU A WHOLE LONG LIST, TUCKER. THE POINT IS I REALLY BELIEVE THE MORE THAT WE DELVE INTO THIS THE MORE TIME WE SPEND ON IT ESPECIALLY IN A MACROLEVEL THE MORE WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME ON THESE OTHER ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT. AND IT’S NOT BECAUSE WE CAN’T WALK AND CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME. SOMEBODY BROUGHT THAT UP. WE CAN WALK AND CHEW GUM. THE PROBLEM IS WHEN WE ARE THIS DIVIDED AND THIS SPLIT AND TWO POLITICAL PARTIES AND ALL GOING ON PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO WORK TOGETHER. OF THE PRESIDENT IS NOT GOING TO BE SIGNING BILLS. THE SENATE BILLS ARE NOT GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE BILLS AREN’T GOING TO BE GOING THROUGH THE SENATE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, I AM AFRAID THAT ALL WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A FAILED IMPEACHMENT. FOLKS NEED TO UNDERSTAND, I MEAN MAYBE THERE ARE THOSE THAT WANT TO PUNISH THE PRESIDENT OR MAKE A POINT AND I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS HE IS STILL GOING TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS HE IS STILL GOING TO BE THE CANDIDATE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. SO WHY DON’T WE LET THE PEOPLE DO THE IMPEACHMENT BY VOTING IN THE ELECTORAL PROCESS THE WAY THAT WE USUALLY DO.>>Tucker: YOU MEAN DEMOCRACY?>>ABSOLUTELY. I LOVE IT.>>Tucker: NOT A POPULAR CONCEPT IN WASHINGTON. I GUESS THE POLITICAL QUESTION, OF COURSE I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID AND I COMMEND YOU FOR CARING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE BIPARTISAN FUNDAMENTALLY. BUT EVERYTHING YOU SAID IS PRETTY OBVIOUS. I MEAN, NO OFFENSE TO EITHER ONE OF US BUT, YOU KNOW, ANYONE CAN FIGURE IT OUT INCLUDING THE SMART PEOPLE WHO RUN YOUR PARTY. SO, THEY KNOW THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET A CONVICTION. THIS ISN’T GOING TO WORK. THERE IS NO CHANCE OF IT WORKING, SO WHY ARE THEY DOING IT?>>I’M NOT SURE I CAN ANSWER THAT I THINK PART OF IT IS THEY BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOME THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE. YOU KNOW, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, NOBODY EVER PRETENDED THAT HE IS PERFECT OR THERE AREN’T SOME ISSUES. BUT, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS USE THE EXAMPLE EVEN DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION AND WHEN THAT IMPEACHMENT — BY THE WAY, I WAS ALSO NOT FOR THAT. AND WE SAW THAT IT DIDN’T REALLY BEAR ANY FRUIT, WASTED A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY.>>Tucker: NO, IT DIDN’T.>>HE HAD SOME SERIOUS ISSUES THERE. HE EVEN LOST HIS ABILITY TO PRACTICE LAW. HE WAS DISBARRED. BUT WITH ALL OF THAT HAPPENING, IT STILL WASN’T NEARLY ENOUGH FOR IMPEACHMENT TO GO THROUGH. HERE’S WHAT FOLKS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND. IMPEACHMENT IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS, SERIOUS MOVE TO TAKE BY ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR POLITICAL ENTITY. YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WHEN YOU IMPEACH SOMEBODY, IT HAS TO BE FOR REALLY STRONG REASONS BECAUSE YOU ARE ALSO, YOU KNOW, REMOVING THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE. YOU ARE DISENFRANCHISING THEIR VOTE. WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT. YOU ARE DISENFRANCHISING THEIR VOTE. IT HAS TO BE SERIOUS TO DO IT. MY WORRIES ARE GETTING STUFF DONE. I REALLY WANT TO DO GOOD THINGS AND I WANT TO DO IT IN A BIPARTISAN WAY. I REALLY WANT TO SEE THE COUNTRY MOVE FORWARD. I REALLY KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS — ABROAD I THINK THAT PEOPLE COULD LOOK AT THIS AND THINK THAT OUR COUNTRY IS DISORGANIZE AND IN TURMOIL THAT WE ARE SPLIT APART. I THINK IT WILL SPLIT PEOPLE IN SOCIETY APART FOLKS LITERALLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARE GOING TO GET ANGRIER AT EACH OTHER. I DON’T BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO. THEN WE HAVE THE ELECTION. THE OTHER ISSUE BY THE WAY IS MIDTERM ELECTIONS GOING ON NOW AND THEN WE ARE ROLLING RIGHT INTO THE FALL ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS, ET CETERA. AND I DON’T KNOW THAT WE NEED TO HAVE ALL OF THIS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME.>>Tucker: I AGREE WITH THAT AGAIN, AS YOU JUST POINTED OUT VOTERS GET TO RENDER A JUDGMENT IN A LITTLE OVER A YEAR.>>THEY SURE DO.

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  1. Since the DNC is now the democratic socialist party. This guy is a part of a dying breed. Maybe he should switch, join up with president Trump and become a republican.

  2. The demonrats in our government got so used to winning & getting Rich with their get rich schemes at a very disgusting price while selling human beings and torturing children immigrants they just can't get over the fact that Trump was duly elected!! IMPEACH PELOSI & SCHIFF NOW!! THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CONSTANT ABUSIVELY ATTACKING OF THIS PRESIDENT AND THE SLANDER & TREASONOUS ACTS!! NOBODY CAN TRUST A WORD THAT DEMS SPIT OUT!

  3. This entire charade is nothing more than a smokescreen and a smear campaign to cover the Democrats total failure to get anything done with their majority . They have put all their efforts into one failed attempt after another to discredit the President . It will fail and it will drive away even more voters and they will lose their congressional control . Perhaps then ,once they have been relegated to insignificance , the government can get back to doing it's job unimpeded by corrupt self serving partisan hacks.

  4. Impeachment has been on the table since November 2016 for the democrats. It will fail and Trump will win by a landslide. Are the democrats setting us up so we keep the best president ever for a second term?

  5. Trump's "my way or the highway" is not a leadership "style". It's a dictator's style. It's time he just goes back to building casinos and taking stupid people's money from them.

  6. I am SHOCKED. A Dem …. just …. did he just …. Noooo way. a reasonable dem …. noooo way. Wait. wait. My brain is trying to absorb what I just saw.

  7. Immigration needs to be dealt with. Add that to the list. Do what's best for the American people, not partisan politics.

  8. The Democrats cannot Impeach President Trump, this is not about political Influence but a desperate attempt to uncover Touchy Joe Biden's interference in the judicial system in the Ukraine and a political influence especially that Biden involvement was a conflict of Interest to protect his son and his sons interests in that country. Democrats are desperate and over the hill to serve especially soon to be Octogenarian Pelosi clearly suffering from the onset of Dementia. NADLER cannot recite the correct motions to be tabled
    .he has clearly lost it all. Schiff well he is totally consumed with hate and it shows in his eyes.

  9. Wow, I’m very impressed. This gentleman is not only intelligent, but he has loads of common sense as well. And most important…he gets it. Trump is not dividing our country. The Democrats in Washington are. Yelling IMPEACH at their constituents as soon as Trump was elected did not send a unity message. Unfortunately it didn’t stop there. They continued to “rally the troops”after inauguration by using the media to bash Trump. Then to top it off they goes insanely “left” because that program is against everything President Trump stands for.
    This Democratic gentleman is wise in realizing that you may not like the president in office, but you have an obligation to work with him, in a unified manner, for the people who elected you. The Democratic party has dealt our country a crippling blow that may be irreversible. But seeing that there can be politicians on the other side like this gentleman gives some encouragement.

  10. This guy knows better than that, Pelosi will NEVER call for a vote. She knows she doesn't have the votes, knows Trump is guilty of nothing, and over 30 Dems. in districts won by Trump are up for re election. This is a dog and pony show for the clueless, emotionally weak leftist voter.

  11. Mistake alright,Treaty with Ukraine says Trump& Barr are doing what they are supposed to be doing. Biden violated the Treaty. The best part is Clinton's era did this Treaty for no good of course. They are getting burned by their own hands. Gotta love the Strategy of the President. 1997 go look!

  12. I voted Demcoratic all my life – the left wing is wrecking our party – the bufoonish behavior of left wing Democrats – trying to impeach Trump for political reasons rather than because he committed high crimes and misdemeanors – is bad for the Demcoratic party – these left wingers are helping to build the GOP Great to hear a sensible guy like this moderate Democrat saying country comes first. We don't impeach because Democrats don't like Trump's hair or his border policies – he was elected by the voters, if you don't like him kick him out next election. Elections are sancrosat.

  13. If this man was a true representation of the Democrat Party… we wouldn't be in this mess. HEY DEMOCRATS… MORE LIKE HIM.

  14. How much do you want to bet, the Democrats will now try to get rid of this guy, because he's a patriot and has the interests of the country in mind. Unacceptable!

  15. Fellow Republican, Independent, Constitution Party Patriots! Please call Nancy Pelosi at 202-225-4965, and tell her what you think of this Witch Hunt and unlawful Impeachment of a sitting President. Mention all of their Quid Pro Quo from Hillary, John Kerry, Biden and others. They had spys in the Trump Campaign and Wire Taped his telephone calls. These people are feckless and wreckless.

  16. Yep, this is the type of guy who will keep insurance companies enriching themselves on the back of the poor and yet there is a group of lunatics in this comment section saying how great he is. Just remember not to ever fall sick, you will suffer what Bernie is trying to avoid

  17. I am 67 yrs old and this man is what the democrats were like when our family were democrats! The democrats of today are a disgrace. And I want to add there are some republicans that are a disgrace! Paul Ryan, Rubio, Romney just to name a few! I pray they are all voted out with Waters, Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, Omar, Racheed (sp?), Warren, Sanders and the rest of the anti Americans. Sander's runs so he can keep the funds raised for his campaign, as do Warren and many of the others. They just want to line their pockets. They take money from special interest and etc. There needs to be a law that keeps them from keeping these funds, especially when they lose!!!

  18. The dems are sick in the head. This is a nonissue. There shouldn't be an impeachment. The best thing to come out of this will be the massive defeat of democratic candidates in 2020.

  19. Ladies and gentlemen, what we have here is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Van Drew was elected in a 22 year formerly solid Republican district, in the 2018 off year election. He spent 1.9 million in the campaign, compared to the nearest Republican's 0.31 million. He was part of a concerted effort by Great Granny Nancy to swamp Washington with 'reasonable,' moderate Democrats (read Nancy Pelosi acolytes.) Nancy is allowing him to soft pedal impeachment to cushion and protect him from being ousted in 2020.

  20. Why mr democrat are you NOT a republican? Thank you for being decent. And yes the citizen of this country should have a VOTE on impeachment.

  21. Soo, this is a shock. A Democrat that's not brainwashed or blinded.
    Here's a Democrat with common sense and genuinely sounds sincere.
    So I guess most of the other ones truly are crazy and stupid.
    Its not the title of Democrat that does it. But its each individual 😀👍👍

  22. The Democrat-controlled House has been a total failure. They do not know how to govern. They are promoting a divisive environment that is bad for the American people.

  23. This Dem didn't really criticise his vile idiotic party…he sat on the fence as he knows full well that the public will brutalise those stupid money wasting and vindictive narcissistic pathological liars who we call the Democrats.

  24. Don't fall for the Dem's terminology, 'Secure Elections', as, secretly for them it means securing the possibility of ever getting caught rigging the elections…Secure Elections.

  25. If all Democrats are as this honourable man the two-party-system would cooperate extremely well and would benefit all people. Beside all the differences the country would flourish more and everybody would have more sanity and more to be proud on. Wow what a refreshment to hear sanity! It is like a breath of fresh air.

  26. He's corrupt and needs to go. This is just one more example of corruption. Pushing for military money to be spend in his resorts, was literally just last month. He does so much dodgy crap and you sit there pretending he's being picked on – you're disgusting

  27. I respect you Sir, but did you vote against the wall ? This Sir is issue enough to love you or leave you. Who's side are you REALLY on ?
    🇺🇸💪🇺🇸💪🇺🇸💪🇺🇸

  28. Why did we allow these people to go away and those Communists who have destroyed the Dem party. This man is an aberration there are none of these kind of Democrats around they've all gone far to the LEFT

  29. He os one of the good Democrat who knows what his District needs he also knows more and have a brilliant brain compare with the others idiots.

  30. Nice. The circus continues. The grossly wasteful of time and energy, violence-spewing, Soul-crushing, spiritually divisive circus.

  31. Hey Rep. Drew kick the socialist out of the Democratic party . They've hijacked the entire party. They've had a socialist/communist party of their own in this Country for 100 yrs. They just can't get any followers so they've slipped into your halls and taken the control. They're hoping no one will notice, walk into the polling booth and pull the Dem lever. They hate democrats as much as they hate the GOP. Seriously, you can't be loving this. Rebuild the democratic party and dump the socialist. How can you take these candidates serious at all? Take your party back and send them packing. Who invited them anyway ?

  32. Hearing this democrat speak makes me feel deeply sorry for any democrats like this decent man, i can see in his eyes he's a kind soul like Trump who just wants what's best for America and yet has to deal with a mafia like corrupt group of politicians

  33. Hard to believe a Democrat would say that. He is right ! We don’t need impeachment. If you don’t like Trump, go to the ballot box! It’s your decision. Democracy still works. Trump is tough and rough on the edges. However, he is our President. We are still the best nation on earth. I never liked Obama but he had the Presidency for eight years. Now,it’s real simple, it’s Trumps turn. You don’t have to like him.

  34. Democrats have gotten ahead of themselves and it's no fun when the rabbit has the gun American people are tired of being lied to I didn't like Trump at first but I'd rather have an open enemy than a fake friend good luck Biden with that 1.5 billion dollars China gave you sell out

  35. Trump Lawyers are bullies of threats BS 0 facts for hiding something or favors Cohen in prison and RUDY is the next and Manford gave pollsters to UKRAINE too … this not politics this is dictatorship.

  36. This guy makes sense. Let the people vote! Stoking the fires and creating animosity where there doesn’t have to be any is what divides us and makes us weak. Let’s not let that happen.

  37. You won't slow Trump down. You will only ANGER ALL AMERICANS come 2020 to remove those who have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. VOTE SMART 2020 PEOPLE.👍

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