May 23, 2022

Two more House Democrats announce retirement as Pelosi’s majority fades

Two additional House Democrats announced plans to retire following the current session of Congress, making 28 of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) party leaving after the midterms.

The two latest departures included Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI).

“Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection in California’s newly created 9th Congressional District,” McNerney announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

“I have not come to this decision lightly, but it is time for me to chart a new course, which will allow me to stay closer to home and spend more time with my family and friends. And while I don’t know what’s next for me just yet, whatever I do will always be in service of Rhode Island,” Langevin announced in an Op-Ed in the Providence Journal.

The two new announcements mark 28 House Democrats retiring or running for a new office. Polls reveal Republicans are likely to win back the majority in the House in November, removing Pelosi from her role as House Speaker.

The change would also slow much of President Joe Biden’s legislation, leaving him stuck for the final two years of his first term.

The problems continue to grow for both Biden and Pelosi as Americans seek change they are not getting from Democrats.

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