September 30, 2022

Pelosi’s power fades as another Democrat announces retirement

California Democratic Rep. Alan Lowenthal announced on Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2022, adding to nearly two dozen House Democrats leaving as the party fears a loss of power during the midterms.

“I am announcing today that I will not be running for reelection to Congress in 2022,” Lowenthal said in a statement.

“It is time to pass the baton. It is time to rest and surround myself with the benefits of a life well-lived and earned honorably in the service of my fellow citizens,” he added.

Lowenthal has served for nearly ten years in the liberal district. Republicans will seek to flip the seat, but may find a strong challenge regardless of which Democrat emerges as the winner of the primary.

Regardless of the outcome in Lowenthal’s district, the departure is one among many in a time many see the GOP making a comeback for power in the House. If so, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lose her role as leader in the House.

In addition, Republican control of the House could help slow the push of the left’s radical agenda, effectively making Biden a one-half term president.

The battle for the House continues to heat up as the election is now less than a year away, with primary battles beginning soon.




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