Trump Welcomes Turncoat House Dem To GOP

CBS News reports:

The day after he became the third president to be impeached in a historic vote, President Trump welcomed Congressman Jeff Van Drew to the White House to celebrate the freshman lawmaker’s decision to switch to the Republican Party. The meeting notably occurred after Van Drew voted against both articles of impeachment — as a Democrat.

Trump and Van Drew were joined in the meeting by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Vice President Pence, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Ivanka Trump. Trump said he endorsed Van Drew, while McCarthy and Pence also pledged their support for the new Republican.