Congressman Jeff Van Drew said Sunday that more tickets have been requested for President Donald Trump’s Wildwood rally Jan. 28 than for any other rally Trump has held.

“It’s exciting, and I’m proud to say for this event of all the events he’s done we’ve had the most ticket requests,” Van Drew said on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, of approximately 100,000 ticket requests for a venue that holds about 7,400. “He’s coming to support me and my re-election … and his issues.”

Van Drew said South Jersey is “proud to have him — it shows he cares about big towns, big cities and the little places.”

The rally starts at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Wildwoods Convention Center, but doors open at 3 p.m. Attendees are expected to form lines early to be assured of getting in and getting good seats.

Van Drew, one of just two Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote against both articles of impeachment against Trump in December, changed parties soon after the vote and became a Republican.

“The House had its time spent months and months and months of reports, of  investigations — millions upon millions of dollars — and finally the House came up with two articles of impeachment, both of which are very weak,” Van Drew said. An impeachment trial is expected to start this week in the Senate.

“Impeachment is a tool not meant to be used anywhere near on a regular basis,” Van Drew said.

He said Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in the 18th Century that when impeachment is used too often, it will be a sign of degeneration of the country.

Van Drew has long said the accusations against Trump did not rise to the level of impeachment, and that with a presidential election coming up in 2020 Trump’s fate should be left to the will of voters.

Credit: Press of Atlantic City