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More Dems Jump Ship [DETAILS]

The situation for Congressional Dems moving into the 2022 mid-term election has just worsened yet again. Four-term Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) has announced that she like two-dozen other Democrat lawmakers will not be seeking re-election and will instead be retiring from Congress. That brings the overall total of Democrats clocking out for the last time in January 2023 to Twenty-Five.

Dems Representative For Michigan Has Had Enough

Detroit News reported that Lawrence told them, “I love the 30-year ride I’ve had- the challenges, the successes, the fighting for democracy. I have so much gratitude for the opportunity I’ve had.”

“I’ve been married 50 years. I’m healthy. I’m at the top of my game. I have the opportunity to turn the page and to be able to start another chapter in my life of leadership, and I’m looking forward to it. And my family – who have shared me for 30 years – are very, very excited about,”

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According to ClickOnDetroit, Lawrence added “I’ve lost two sisters within 12 months,” she said. “I’m the only one of my siblings left, and looking at my mortality and looking at my family who for 30 years accepted the role of coming last over my constituents. It’s time, and I feel really good about the next phase of my life.””

In an interview with Fox2 Detroit, Lawrence indicated that the Capitol riot played a role in her decision as well.

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“January the sixth had a major impact on how I felt about the state of our Democracy, decorum and all the other things that, as a person who has given 30 years of her life to public service – Jan. 6 took a big toll on me personally,” she said.

According to journalist Roop Raj, “Lawrence said her decision was based on letting the next generation of leaders step up. She added it was not connected to the redrawing of voting district maps across the state.”

According to NPR, the current list of Democrats retiring includes:

NAME
DISTRICT
STATUS
FIRST ELECTED
Ann Kirkpatrick AZ-02 Retiring 2009
Jackie Speier CA-14 Retiring 2008
Karen Bass CA-37 Running for mayor 2011
Lucille Roybal-Allard CA-40 Retiring 1992
Alan Lowenthal CA-47 Retiring 2012
Stephanie Murphy FL-07 Retiring 2016
Val Demings FL-10 Running for Senate 2017
Charlie Crist FL-13 Running for governor 2017
Bobby Rush IL-01 Retiring 1992
Cheri Bustos IL-17 Retiring 2013
John Yarmuth KY-03 Retiring 2006
Anthony Brown MD-04 Running for attorney general 2017
Brenda Lawrence MI-14 Retiring 2014
G.K. Butterfield NC-01 Retiring 2004
David Price NC-04 Retiring 1987
Albio Sires NJ-08 Retiring 2006
Tom Suozzi NY-03 Running for governor 2017
Tim Ryan OH-13 Running for Senate 2013
Peter DeFazio OR-04 Retiring 1987
Conor Lamb PA-17 Running for Senate 2019
Mike Doyle PA-18 Retiring 1995
Eddie Bernice Johnson TX-30 Retiring 1993
Filemon Vela TX-34 Retiring 2012
Peter Welch VT-AL Running for Senate 2007
Ron Kind WI-03 Retiring 1997

 

In contrast, a mere 12 Republicans are stepping aside this year, and with five Republican Senators also stepping down with only two of them in toss-up states, the stage could be set for the ‘Red Tsunami’ many pundits have predicted to truly sweep through, leaving Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sidelined and powerless.

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