Not a surprise, particularly after he warned his party last week that he hadn’t seen anything new at the public hearings to soften his initial opposition to this process. “Be careful what you wish for,” Jeff Van Drew said to his colleagues last Thursday.
But while not surprising, it’s still significant: Van Drew is, I believe the first House Democrat to commit to voting no on the final articles of impeachment. He’s gift-wrapping a talking point for the GOP here that Pelosi and Schiff failed to persuade even the (few) skeptics in their own party with the pageant they put on over the past month.
The “primary his ass” tweets from lefties have already begun percolating on Twitter in response to the news.