The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will hire members of Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s staff who have resigned in protest of the freshman congressman’s switch to the Republican Party.
“It’s right before the holidays and these staffers just quit their jobs to stand up for their Democratic values,” DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos said in a Sunday evening tweet. “We’ll bring them and others who leave on with the until they land new jobs that align with their values.”
Five Van Drew aides signed a resignation letter on Sunday, and the New Jersey Globe reported one additional staff resignation that is coming tomorrow. Van Drew’s chief of staff, Allison Murphy, will keep her job, along with her father and sister-in-law.
Van Drew’s campaign staff has already departed, Democratic sources have confirmed.