UPDATED: Van Drew also rushed over when Trump was leaving and shook his hand and said “Great speech”. I thought I’d seen that – the double suck-up – but reader Kellie Davidson confirms it. Thanks, Kellie!
Good lord, Jeff Van Drew is embarrassing. Can you picture Tanzie Youngblood sucking up after Donald Trump?
Here’s what other Democrats did for, and at, Trump’s State of the Union:
* The women of the House of Representatives wore suffragette white; a show of solidarity & unity against President Trump’s open sexism, misogyny and policies that disrespect women’s lives.
* Stacey Abrams made history, first Black woman in history to deliver the Democratic Response to the SOTU. She killed it.
* Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stood firm firm denying Trump the House Chamber for his original SOTU date because he had the federal government in shutdown. And convened a Women’s Working Group to detail an agenda to advance women.
* Democratic members of Congress filled gallery seats and their own offices with Americans whose lives & troubles make bold statements about Trump’s policy sloppiness, hypocrisy and meanness.
So … what did freshman ‘Democrat’ Jeff Van Drew do to make clear his dissatisfaction with Trump hobbling the government, terrorizing immigrant children, running a chaotic White House, or installing a rapey creep on the Supreme Court? He reached across the seats and grabbed Trump’s sleeve to get the Republican president’s attention and a handshake.
Cheers to Insider NJ, they got a great photo. Van Drew also tried to get Trump’s attention on his way out of the House chamber, too.