“I believe that this is just a better fit for me,” Van Drew said after a meeting with Trump on Thursday afternoon. “This is who I am.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that the move was significant because it very rarely happens that anyone goes from the majority to the minority party.
Van Drew pledged his “undying support” for Trump with the switch, and Trump called Van Drew “highly respected.”
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