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New Jersey Democrat Bucks House Trend, Suggests He Wont Back Impeachment Resolution

A Democratic lawmaker from New Jersey said he doubts he will vote for the impeachment inquiry resolution that has been proposed this week.

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.), in previous comments, said that he has not seen anything impeachable and suggested that he might not vote in favor of it.

“I would imagine that Im not voting for it,” Van Drew told a reporter on Tuesday after being asked about the resolution proposed by Democratic leaders.

“Obviously hes going to be impeached here, and it will go to the Senate. I believe that in the Senate, he will be vindicated. So we will have the same president and the same candidate who has now been vindicated,” Van Drew also told CBS News on Tuesday.

He added: “Im not sure thats what everybody wants as a result … And I also think weve spent a lot of money and a lot of time and havent been able to get a lot of things done.”

According to Fox News, Democratic Reps. Kendra Horn from Oklahoma, Joe Cunningham from South Carolina, and Anthony Brindisi from New York have said they are skeptical of the impeachment inquiry.

President Donald Trump addresses the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Chicago on Oct. 28, 2019. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Van Drews remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other lawmakers signaled they would vote for a resolution on the impeachment inquiry this week.

The Democrats on Tuesday unveiled the resolutions text, laying out the groundwork for public hearings and testimonials.

The unveiled measure directs “certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.”

The House Rules Committee will look at the bill on Wednesday before bringing it to a full House vote on Thursday, according to reports.

Late on Tuesday, the White House issued a response to the resolution, calling it an “illegitimate sham.”

A statement from the Trump administration said Pelosis plan shows that the “Democrats impeachment has been an illegitimate sham from the start as it lacked any proper authorization by a House vote.”

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