UH OH: Another Top Democrat Announces Plans to Retire

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House Transportation Chair, Oregon Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazio is planning on retiring next year making him the 19th Democrat who has announced plans to retire.

“OREGON DEMOCRATIC REP. PETER DEFAZIO, house transportation chair, is retiring, several sources tell us,” reported Punch Bowl News founder and NBC News contributor Jake Sherman.

The news comes as Democrats’ chances in 2022 continue to plummet. Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s future is in question considering in 2018, she promised to only serve one more term.

Check out what Fox News reported:

Eighteen House Democrats are taking a hike come January 2023, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spot up top may be available for another Democrat if the party holds onto their razor-thin majority.

Pelosi, D-Calif., has yet to officially announce her decision for 2022 and beyond. Last year, she implicitly reaffirmed a 2018 promise that her current term would be the last one she would serve as speaker of the House.

Pelosi’s office did not respond to Fox News’ inquiry on whether the speaker would stand by her promise.

The speaker said in 2018 that she would limit herself to two terms – or four years – as the top lawmaker in the House.

More recently, Pelosi has dodged questions about whether she will run for reelection. 

If Pelosi decides not to run in next year’s election, she’ll join a long list of Democrats who are bowing out ahead of what is projected to be a tough midterm election for their party. 

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This story syndicated with permission from Collin Rugg – Trending Politics

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