Congressional Democrat: 'Let's Stop Calling for Trump's Impeachment'

By Susan Jones | April 1, 2019 | 10:18am EDT
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

( - Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a New Jersey Democrat and a member of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition and the Problem Solvers Caucus, says it's time for Democrats to stop calling for Trump's impeachment.

He told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that people are tired of the long-running Mueller investigation, and while everyone wants to see Mueller's full report, "certain areas do have to be redacted," so people should be patient.


But other Democrats are not so patient. The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it will subpoena the full Mueller report this week.

"I get out in the street a lot," Van Drew told Bartiromo:

I talk to people a lot. I campaign a lot. I like to mix with people a lot. I get back to my district just about every single week.

And people ask me about health care. And they ask me about public safety. And they ask me about what's going on, on the border. And they ask me about Veterans Affairs. And they ask me about health care and many, many other issues.

You know what they don't ask me about? They don't ask me about the investigation. They're getting worn out. They're getting tired.

We have got to wrap this thing up on both sides. Let's stop calling for Trump's impeachment. We're going to have an election in a year-and-a-half. Let's stop doing so much with this investigation. We're going to get all the facts. And all the information is going to be revealed to us.

If folks want to look on the other side and see what sparked the whole thing to begin with, and really how it came about, fine, but let's not prolong that forever, either.

I don't know why it's so unbelievably hard for us to come together on many, not all -- there's always going to be differences -- but on many of the major issues and get stuff done.

Van Drew noted that "certain areas" of the Mueller report "do have to be redacted, for the safety of the people that are involved, because of the law itself, because of the nature of this counsel. This is special counsel, and it is a different situation.

"And it certainly requires that we do this carefully and thoroughly. It's going to come out in a relatively very short period of time. Everybody's going to get to look at everything. Both sides of the aisle want to see it. And then, hopefully, we are done with it," Van Drew said.

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