To the Editor:
There are many uncertainties in life, but one very certain thing is that U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew is not a Republican.
If there was ever any doubt that the Republican Party has lost its soul and independence, then that doubt is squashed with their fawning over Van Drew.
Let's face it. When Trump says "jump" to the South Jersey Republicans, they say, "Yes, sir."
Van Drew beat these people in elections that were, oftentimes, nasty by attacking their core values. Now, these "independent" Republicans are being ordered to support him. What a joke.
As a Democrat who supported Van Drew for many years, I would love to be a fly on the wall at local Republican gatherings where Van Drew explains his hundreds of anti-Republican votes in Trenton.
Van Drew is a good politician. He will look them right in the eye and tell them how he has always been "one of them."
Truth is, both he and they know that is not true, but they will clap because they were ordered to clap. They will vote for him because they were ordered to vote for him.
Van Drew is just a politician looking to save his seat. What is the South Jersey Republican Party saving? Certainly not their dignity.