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Democrat Who Voted Against Impeachment Says House Colleagues Are Tired and Bored of Effort

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) said that his House colleagues have expressed concern about the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Van Drew is one of two Democrats who voted against the impeachment process resolution, which no Republicans voted for.

“There is some discussion among some of them, quietly, privately, of concern certainly,” he said during an appearance on Foxs “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“I mean, what Im hearing out in the street is theyre kind of tired. Theyre kind of worn out. Theyre kind of bored, most folks. And they really want to move on unless theres something new and amazing. We know the end game here,” he said.

Van Drew said that he would probably vote “no” if the House votes on impeaching Trump but said hes not sure how other members of Congress will vote.

“Now, I always have a codicil if theres something new, something we havent heard, something that really rises to the level of treason or a high crime—that would be different. But we dont see that. We see little different variations, hearsay, discussions that somebody heard something that somebody else said,” Van Drew said.

“Impeachment, as you know, our founding fathers had vigorous debates over whether they would even allow impeachment in the Constitution. You dont disenfranchise voters, millions upon millions of voters. Voters choose their leaders in America.”

Three witnesses testified in public last week, primarily conveying secondhand or even thirdhand information about the actions of Trump relating to Ukraine. Democrats argue Trump effectively committed “bribery” by reviewing military aid approved by Congress as he requested Ukraine look into former Vice President Joe Biden and Bidens son, Hunter Biden, as well as Ukrainian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

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President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2019. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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