Personally embraced by President Donald J. Trump as a possible future vice presidential option, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) – a former Democrat turned Trump era Republican – tonight called President Joe Biden the worst president since the Civil War.
Up for reelection on Nov. 8th, Van Drew made the comment in his debate with Democratic challenger Tim Alexander, a former cop, at Stockton’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.
The GOP congressman voted against certifying the 2020 election results, and tonight received a question about whether he believes Biden is now the rightful president of the country.
“I sure wish he wasn’t our president,” said Van Drew (pictured, bottom).
He cited gas prices, inflation, an increase in crime, and “what’s happened to our borders.”
“You can say he’s legitimate,” said the congressman. “He’s the worst president we’ve had since the Civil War people.”
Van Drew went on to denounce the Jan. 6th committee as “an abomination [that] was supposed to be bipartisan. [with all members] named by the Democratic leader.”
Alexander (pictured, above) affirmed that America is in danger of losing its democracy.
“It’s [that prognosis] not designed to rally the base, it’s the absolute truth,” said the Democratic challenger. “This is democracy versus MAGA. MAGA wants to destroy our democracy without purpose. That is why we have this urgent need to elect Democrats. The MAGA mission has already dealt us a severe blow in the form of the Dobbs Decision.”
Alexander later likened the Dobbs Decision to the Dred Scott Decision, citing what he described as the same dehumanizing principle at its core.
In terms of the country’s condition, Van Drew didn’t disagree with his rival’s grim assessment, albeit presumably for different reasons. “We’re at the precipice of whether we’re going to save America or not,” said the Republican congressman.