The attention of much of the country today will be on Washington as the House of Representatives is expected to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. And a congressman from the region has found himself in the national spotlight in part because of his stance on the matter.
It’s looking like the vote will break down almost entirely along party lines ... with a notable exception: Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the South Jersey congressman who is expected to switch parties and become a Republican. He and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick — the region’s only Republican House member for now — will likely vote to oppose the two articles of impeachment against Trump. Otherwise, local Democrats in the House are expected to follow the rest of the party.
Also, in Philly last night hundreds of impeachment supporters rallied at City Hall. It was one of more than 600 similar rallies held nationwide.
Surveys show that a high percentage of surgeons regularly feel musculoskeletal pain and that they have twice the risk of such injuries as the general population, leading some to fear a reduced workload or early retirement. But for years, surgeons’ physical ailments were a taboo topic.
Surgeons spend hours contorted into positions the body was not meant to sustain. And with an aging population in need of more care, surgeons could be facing more, longer, and more complicated procedures.
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“Voter fraud might be rare, but Van Drew has essentially defrauded people who voted him in.” — The Inquirer Editorial Board writes about Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s decision to switch parties.