Redistricting of congressional districts in California could ultimately end up terminating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) career as House Speaker, as well as several other key seats in the 2022 midterm elections, the Daily Wire reported.
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission will redraw some congressional district boundaries this year based on 2020 census updates. The new congressional map will likely divide the state’s 45th district, currently held by Democratic Rep. Katie Porter.
Though Pelosi’s home district is unlikely to change significantly, the redrawn district lines could easily result in a few changes in the Golden State’s House leadership. House Democrats currently only hold a slim 218-212 lead, meaning a slight change could “retire” Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
The district changes also impact the U.S. Senate. Democrats have strongly argued for the removal of the filibuster since Biden took office and Democrats achieved a 50-50 tie with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote.
Most Senate legislation requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass. Democrats have argued to remove it, which would allow the left to push through a sweeping agenda of changes through the House and Senate to President Joe Biden’s desk.
“I want our colleagues to imagine a world where every single task, every one of them, requires a physical quorum — which by the way, the vice president does not count in determining a quorum,” McConnell said in a March Senate speech.
“Everything that Democratic Senates did to Presidents Bush and Trump … everything the Republican Senate did to President Obama … would be child’s play compared to the disaster that Democrats would create for their own priorities if they break the Senate.”
California has greatly influenced the nation through its Democrat leaders in recent elections. Redrawing district lines may have the opposite effect, allowing conservatives a newfound advantage in the 2022 midterms.