NJ-02: Van Drew goes viral after screwing up Pelosi protest vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It wasn’t the best start. 

Newly-minted Congressman Jeff Van Drew (D, NJ-02) kicked off his House career on Thursday voting against Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Unfortunately for Van Drew, “NO” wasn’t an option.

And Twitter predictably pounced, causing Van Drew to actually trend on Twitter on his first day in Congress


The Left (on Twitter) wasn’t pleased:


Van Drew won a relatively narrow single digit race in the sprawling, southern N.J. district in November, one which voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016, Kim Guadagno (R) in 2017, AND Bob Hugin (R) in 2018. His close-run victory came about despite dramatically outspending his Republican opponent in the general election.