It’s no secret by now that most pundits and analysts from both sides of the political aisle are certain that Democrats will overwhelmingly lose in the 2022 midterms and turn over majority power to Republicans.
In addition to the failed, radical progressive policies pushed by Democrats that are largely unpopular with the American voting public, Democrats will be severely crippled as a growing wave of House members continues to announce their retirement plans ahead of the losing battle, NBC News reports.
The outlet described the unfolding situation as an “onslaught” of retirement announcements, with a total of 23 Democratic House members calling it quits ahead of next year’s election cycle. Five of those announcements have come about within the past month alone.
Three of the retirement announcements have happened within the last week, and while the bombshell announcements are mostly downplayed by the liberal media, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) undoubtedly is finding herself in a pickle.
As far as reasons provided for the retirements, some departing Dems have pointed to redistricting efforts currently happening across the country in the wake of the 2020 census.
Others have cited the politically raucous environment in Washington D.C. as their reasons for bowing out. Still, others are leaving for more believable reasons, such as seeking other offices.
One has to also believe that Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) bombshell announcement regarding his lack of support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill last week was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back for some of the exiting Dems.
But at least one House Democrat, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, stuck to the party’s talking points when asked about the growing number of members who seem to be jumping from Pelosi’s sinking ship.
“I don’t believe it has anything to do with our prospects in 2022,” he told reporters last month. “We’re going to hold the House, and we’re going to grow a majority. We’re going to do it because of extraordinary leadership.”