WASHINGTON — At least six aides to Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey resigned on Sunday as the lawmaker plans to switch to the Republican Party.
According to a signed resignation letter, the aides — Javier Gamboa, Edward Kaczmarski, Justin M. O’Leary, Mackenzie Lucas and Caroline Wood — wrote that they can “no longer in good conscience continue our service in the Congressman’s employ.”
A source close to Van Drew’s office confirms a sixth aide, Cece Doherty, has resigned.
“We greatly appreciate the opportunities that the Congressman has given us, and we are proud of the work we’ve done together on behalf of the people of New Jersey’s Second Congressional District,” the letter said. “Sadly, Congressman Van Drew’s decision to join the ranks of the Republican Party led by (President) Donald Trump does not align with the values we brought to this job when we joined his office.”