Pelosi’s Majority in Tatters – Mass Exodus

Pelosi's Majority in Tatters - Mass Exodus

( – The party of the sitting President typically gets stomped in off-year elections when they control the White House. For example, Republicans picked up 54 seats in the House and 8 in the Senate during the 1994 midterms, severely limiting former President Bill Clinton’s legislative agenda. It appears that 2022 could see a repeat victory for the GOP, particularly in the House. Now, a few more rats are departing Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rapidly sinking ship.

On Monday, December 20, three top Democrats announced their retirement from the House, bringing the total number of fleeing Pelosi minions up to 23. Those departures include January 6 Select Committee member Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, the chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Rep. Albio Sires (D-NY), the head of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee.

The announced departures come in the wake of President Joe Biden’s plummeting approval numbers, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, mounting problems at the nation’s southern border, and rising interest rates.

Current redistricting efforts also may have played a role in the recent wave of announced retirements. For example, Breitbart News recently reported that Murphy’s seat likely won’t exist once Florida lawmakers formally approve the state’s propose redistricting map. Sires could face a similar fate in his home state, and Roybal-Allard has expressed concerns over California’s redistricting plans.

Whatever the reason for the departures, things look bleak for Pelosi after the upcoming midterms.

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