Dem lawmaker Cheri Bustos surprises Pelosi with devastating retirement announcement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was already facing a near-impossible task of holding on to majority control in the 2022 midterm elections.

According to Breitbart, the challenge of emerging with a majority victory in 2022 just became more difficult after Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced this week that she will not seek reelection next year, leaving Pelosi not only without one of her reported “top lieutenants” in the House but also leaving open a vacancy in a Trump-centric Illinois district. 

The bombshell announcement came on Friday, as Bustos, who was also former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairwoman, said “following a decade of service” that she will not be seeking reelection, leaving Democrats presumably scrambling to come up with a hail mary candidate to secure the vacancy.

For months, a growing list of retiring lawmakers, especially Democrats, are said to be throwing in the towel due to what experts from both sides of the political aisle generally agree will be a loss of majority control in the 2022 midterms, which typically happens when a new president is installed.

But with lawmakers like Bustos, who are seen as power players in the party, retire in ticket-splitting districts, it only serves to further the essential inevitability that the GOP will fairly easily cruise to a majority victory next year. Former President Donald Trump won Bustos’ Illinois district in both the 2016 and 2020 elections.

Adding to the challenge for Democrats are the legislative actions that Pelosi has taken and embraced, especially since President Joe Biden entered the White House. Many moderate or center-leaning Democrats have argued that Pelosi’s embrace of the progressive side of the party has created unnecessary obstacles in winning reelection.

Prior to her surprise retirement announcement, Bustos was originally on an “exit list” created by members of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) — a list that identified Democrats who were prime candidates to be targeted heavily in the 2022 midterms as seats that could be flipped from blue to red.

Only time will tell how Democrats actually fair in next year’s midterm elections, but so far, all signals are pointing to nothing short of an absolute political bloodbath of losses.

 
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  1. Pray and vote ! Republicans will take the House, the Senate and the Presidency. We are the majority ! Let your roars be herd , the Lions must and will take back what is rightfully theirs….!

  2. THE REPUBS . NEED TO SET UP THEIR OWN CONSTRUCT OF THEIR OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, OVER SHADOWING THE ILLTELLIGENCE AGENCIES NOW IN POWER !! STUPID IDEA???? THINK MORE ABOUT IT. WHY ARE OUR U.S.A. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES NOT RAIDING DEMO AND OTHER TARGETS??? REPUBS. NEED AN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY TO OUT SMART THE PRESENT COMPROMISED AGAENCIES, PERHAPS RUN AND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY INSURGENTS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. SET UP THE VOTING MACHINES TO BE INFILTRATED WITH HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED ELECTRONICAL ENGINEERS AND BEYOND SO THAT THE MACHINES CAN BE MONITORED FOR RECEIVERS / TRANSMITTERS OF SIGNALS EXITIG AND COMING INTO THE POSSIBLE ROUTING OF INFO TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES …ETC: NOT HARD TO TRANSMIT DATA ANYWHERE IS IT !!! REPUBS NEED TO EXPLOIT THE OPPOSITION AND PLAY ” COLUMBO ” WITH ALL. THIS PARTY IN POWER WILL HANG ITSELF IF GIVEN ENOUGH ROPE….SO LET EM GO, CAUSE THE PEEPS WILL GET ANGRY ENOUGH AT SOME POINT IN FUTURE TIME. PERSONALITIES DO NOT CHANGE AND NEITHER DOES A COUNTRY MADE UP OF ENOUGH PSYCH-PATHOLOGICAL PERSONALITIES !!! YOU / WE ARE LOOKING AT A COUNTER INURGENCE BY ANY THING FROM THE COMMUNIST PARTY TO CHINESE AND OTHER HIGH TECH INSURGENTS OF THE NATURE OF ALL THE FIVE 5 AXIS OF EVIL COUNTRIES. WOULD YOU GO TO BED WITH THE ENEMY??? WELL THEN WHY DO WE NOT TRY IMPEACHING THE MEMBERS OF THE PARTY IN POWER??? GO THINK ABOUT IT A BIT, CAUSE AMERICA IS HEADED DOWN THE TUBE,….REGARDLESS OF WHAT HOLLYWOOD OR ANY OTHER WEIRDOES HAVE SAID. HANG ON FOR THE COMING RIDE…MAY NOT BE PRETTY!!! LET’S SEE….VIOLATION OF OATHES REGARDING THE BREAKING DOWN OF OUR CONSTITUTION AND YOU GO FIGURE HOW THAT IS WORKING OR NOT !!?? THE TOO WISE OLD ROOSTER OF THE INTELLIGENCE SPECIE

  3. All elections in the future had better bed on the up and up. Or there may be another revolution. Anyone involved in the conspiracy of the last election, should be arrested, tried and sent to prison. . Stop always voting a strait party ticket without paying attention to the facts have learned something from this. America does not work well when the most of the reps and the president are in the same party. The other thing is people should never vote for someone just because they make a lot promises or their skin is the color they prefer. This country has had it’s share of making mistakes and things not to be proud of. But for several decades we have been turning it around. People need to appreciate what they have accomplished and strive to do more. Not spend energy in blaming, destroying and waiting for government bail outs. It is well known that people achieve more and appreciate what they have because they achieved it. Not because it was handed to them. I have family on both sides of that fence. I have seen it and grew up with parents who pulled themselves out of poverty. They never considered themselves to be in poverty in the first place. They just worked hard to make our lives better. Our government needs to encourage people to go back to work. We also need to bring God (saying the pledge) and loyalty back to our schools, public events. This country was founded on FREEDOM of religion, not on “I don’t like to hear or see that”. Well a lot of us don’t like to hear and see what is going on now! We have a voice. Speak out!

    1. Thank you for sharing your testimony. The reality is that the word revolution is posted on many social media platforms since last year. Yet, there is no sign of a revolution.

  4. When talking about the Left, I avoid “progressive” because is sounds too positive, and there is nothing positive about what the Left wants.

  5. Does anyone really believe that any “election” after the last one will be on the up & up ?????

    1. I certainly DO NOT. My husband & I each had our vote STOLEN in the 2012 re-election of Obama & Biden. This happened in a room full of people, all waiting in line to vote. Here we are again with allowing the same thing to happen in the 2020 election & HERE WE ARE AGAIN, just talking about it. UNTIL WE THE PEOPLE stand up & say NO, NO, & HELL NO, there will NEVER be another TRUE election in America. I began telling of our experience in 2012, asking for others to become involved in helping ensure that elections are no longer stolen. Yet here we are eight years later with the biggest heist of an election in the history of America. The robber was a machine which was easily manipulated by humans. Maybe this is where WE, The People need to make the commitment to never allow this to happen again. WE can correct the problem but WE ALL MUST WANT IT TO HAPPEN.

  6. All I can say is the fear of GOD may have convinced her that she don’t want to spend eternety in hell if she dosen’t change her ways and get away from all the Devels in Congress. But she will have to prove it to me by not running, The Devel has a strong hold when he gets a good grip on a person. I hope this leaving is true, I don’t want anyone to go to Hell for eternety AMEN.!!!!!

    1. I hope everything goes well and we can stop the insanity in the Whitehouse. Thank you Lord.

      1. The same way they did in 2020, no one is doing anything in the “ problem” States. Look what has happened in Georgia while they put a stop to this abuse, they are being viciously attacked.

    2. Well that might be good news if we replace with a good republican. However, that will be a challenge with current administration. Pray and hope for the best.

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