U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2) appeared to be the only New Jersey Democrat in the delegation willing to get close to President Donald J. Trump tonight.
Following Trump’s introduction ahead of his State of the Union Address, Van Drew tapped the president on the shoulder and the pair exchanged pleasantries before Trump moved on amid mostly Republican allies on his way to the rostrum.
The South Jersey Congressman later had this to say about the speech:
“I do hope President Trump’s calls for bipartisanship are genuine, and I also hope he takes the actions needed to unify the country. I have always said that bipartisanship is the only way to move our country forward and get past the political gridlock. The State of the Union was well done this year. You could feel the energy from both sides of the aisle. I hope our government can carry that energy forward to work together on the issues that face our country. The people of South Jersey are counting on me. The people of America are counting on us.”