New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice announced Tuesday that she will retire from Congress, becoming the 30th House Democrat to announce a departure after this year.
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“I entered public service 30 years ago and never left. It has been the honor of my life to serve as a prosecutor, district attorney, and U.S. Representative,” she wrote.
“As elected officials, we must give all we have and then know when it is time to allow others to serve,” Rice said in the statement.
“Though I will not be running for reelection to Congress this year, I will remain focused on protecting our democracy and serving my constituents throughout the rest of my term,” she added.
As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility. pic.twitter.com/GBVvtrWpia
— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) February 15, 2022
The announcement makes it even more likely that Republicans will take power in the House following the midterm elections in November.
The concerns continue to grow for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats as they seek to salvage a tough first year for President Biden and enter a tough political reelection period.