A whopping 19 House Democrats have announced this year they will not run for reelection in 2022, leaving Nancy Pelosi likely to lose her Speaker of the House position, and Democrats to lose their majority in both the House and the Senate next year after the mid-terms.
Peter DeFazio (D-OR) became the 19th Democrat to announce his intentions not to run again for his seat.
“It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation so I can focus on my health and well-being,” said DeFazio in his announcement. “This was a tough decision at a challenging time for our republic with the very pillars of our democracy under threat, but I am bolstered by the passion and principles of my colleagues in Congress and the ingenuity and determination of young Americans who are civically engaged and working for change.”
DeFazio’s announcement is shocking because he’s been in Congress for the past 36 years and is chairman of the powerful House Transportation committee.
His departure adds to the growing list of Democrats who have seen the writing on the wall and already announced they will not seek reelection in 2022. In addition to the 11 Democrats who have already announced their retirees, eight other House Democrats are not seeking reelection so they can run for a different office. For example, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan is leaving to run for Senate in his state and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) announced he won’t seek reelection because he plans to run for governor of New York next year.
Regardless of the reasons, the holes are becoming too numerous for Democrats to successfully fill. The party’s lead is only 5 seats away from losing their majority.
The news is good news for patriotic Americans fed up with the build back broke plans of the Biden regime. Between inflation, gas prices, open borders, vaccine mandates, military disasters, Chinese appeasement and downright hatred of America in some cases, there may not be much of a country left if conservatives can’t regain power next year.
When the nation faced its worst inflation in 30 years, guess what the left decided to highlight? Racist roads! Apparently our bridges are now bigoted and our highways aren’t diverse enough for the left. Maybe if we spend a few trillion more dollars, we can bankrupt the nation and make everyone equally broke under Democratic Communism.
But let’s not give up quite yet. The left’s refusal to even run in 2022 is a sign their policies are failing. Americans aren’t quite ready to hand over the nation and rip up the Constitution. Many of us still stand for the National Anthem, back the blue and support our military. We care about our border, our values and aren’t too happy when someone want to end them.
Nancy Pelosi must also see the writing on the wall. While she hasn’t formally announced her retirement yet there are rumors floating around this week that she bought a $25 million mansion in Florida to spend her retirement in. Is the Speaker fleeing the high taxes of California for the income tax free shores of the Sunshine state? Maybe, maybe not. Her chief of state refuted the real estate rumor.
Even if it’s not true, Pelosi is 81 years old and up for reelection in next year’s mid-terms. Seems like it might be time to pass the torch on to a younger generation of more progressive Democrats who have taken over control of the party.
The “red wave” of November 2021 may become a tsunami in 2022, but only if we start working toward it. If all goes well, Republicans can take back the House and the Senate (of which Republicans only need to win 1 seat to retake the majority) to make Biden effectively a half-term president and end the left’s radical efforts to destroy America.