August 24, 2020
By Rick Mellerup
Congressman Jeff Van Drew, elected to the U.S. Property of Associates in 2018 as a Democrat but who switched to the GOP final wintertime in the wake of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, is becoming rewarded “bigly” by the Trump campaign.
Van Drew, who represents New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District that features all of Southern Ocean County conserve fifty percent of Stafford Township and all of Barnegat Township, will be a speaker on Thursday, the closing and most vital night of the 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference.
Thursday is, following all, the night time that Trump will make his official acceptance speech as the Republican candidate for president. Other speakers that night include things like a host of GOP bigwigs and Trump favorites including Senate Greater part Chief Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, former NYC Mayor and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and the apple of of her father’s eye, Ivanka Trump.
To get an strategy of how big of a slot Van Drew is having, consider that previous U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Dwelling Republican Whip Steve Scalise and Donald Trump Jr. were being relegated to Monday evening when Very first Lady Melania Trump, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been scheduled for Tuesday. Wednesday’s speakers have been to incorporate Vice President Mike Pence and his spouse, Lara Trump and Kellyanne Conway as nicely as Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst and another Trump preferred, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. In other text, Van Drew received a big billing.
At this time it stays unclear what exact time slot Van Drew is scheduled for and if he will communicate are living or taped and from what location. —R.M.