A total of 18 House Democrats have announced that they will not be seeking reelection in the 2022 midterms, leaving their seats open for Republicans to regain the majority and stop the Biden administration’s radical plans for the last two years that Joe Biden is in office.
Currently, Democrats hold a slim majority in the House, 222-213, meaning that Republicans only need to take five additional seats to regain the majority in the midterms in 2022. With the recent announcements from Democrats choosing not to run for reelection, it appears that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s dream of keeping the Democrat majority past the midterms is not likely to come true.
These Democrats have chosen to retire or seek a different office rather than fighting in what Breitbart calls “a brutal reelection.”
With Joe Biden’s approval numbers as low as 36.4 percent according to a Zogby poll, and the Democrats increasingly radical agenda, the party is falling out of favor with average Americans. Breitbart’s description of the “brutal reelection” is likely to come true for many so-called moderate Democrats in the House who ran on “kitchen table issues,” but immediately veered hard-left upon taking office. Gas prices have soared, inflation is skyrocketing, and average Americans are angry at the party in power. The 2022 midterms are likely to reflect that.
“Nobody wants to run as a House Democrat this cycle because all Democrats’ majority has given the American people is higher prices, skyrocketing crime, and open borders,” says Mike Berg, the spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the group responsible for helping Republican incumbents and winning back the House majority.
The 11 Democrats who have chosen to retire are:
- Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY)
- Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX)
- Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ)
- Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)
- Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)
- Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)
- Rep. David Price (D-NC)
- Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)
- Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
- Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)
- Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
The seven Democrats who have chosen to run for a different office are:
- Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who will be running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Rob Portman
- Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who is running for Florida governor against Republican Ron DeSantis
- Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), who will be running for Senate in Florida
- Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), who will be running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey
- Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), who will be running for mayor in Los Angeles to replace outgoing Democrat Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), who is now running for Maryland Attorney General
- Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), who is now running for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy
Breitbart also reports that there are rumors that additional Democrats will be “abandoning ship in the coming months leading up to the election,” and even some “reports of Pelosi herself contemplating leaving elected office.”