Another Democrat has chosen to abandon ship under Biden’s tyrannical and senile rule. Of course, the statement reads as though the Democrat has decided to just spend more time home with her family but we all see the writing on the wall.
The statement reads:
“U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, announced Saturday that she will retire in January 2023.
“I have gone back and forth … the whole time because of the pleading and the asking, but as of January … the year after next, I will step down,” Johnson said during an event in Dallas. “I will retire, and let me assure that I will also recommend to you whom I feel is the best to follow me.”
Johnson, 85, was first elected to Congress in 1992 and is one of the most senior Congress members.”
Previously Rep. G.K. Butterfield, North Carolina Democrat, was the latest House lawmaker to announce he won’t seek re-election next year, bringing the total number of Democratic retirements to 15, compared to 10 Republicans.
You don’t just lose a senior congresswoman without a boatload of panic. As Democrats already stand to lose the majority, these sudden drop-outs almost guarantee a Republican win.
Axios pinned the coming wave in a recent report that outlined the panic felt by House Democrats looking to run in 2022: “The increasing number of Democratic retirements — put against the backdrop of President Biden’s sagging approval ratings and uncertainty about redistricting — is adding to concerns the party may not be able to keep its slim majority in the House.”
And don’t think that it’s just Democrats that are around retirement age that have announced plans to leave politics. In Wisconsin, Democrat Ron Kind announced he planned to step away and not run for reelection next year. Kind is only 58 years old.
“The truth is, I’ve run out of gas,” Kind said noting that his party has become too extreme for him making him a “relic“.