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Another House Dem. Announces Retirement Ahead of ’22 Election

'Despite my strength at the polls, I could not stop the General Assembly from dismembering Nashville ... '

(Jacob Bruns, HeadlineUSA) Democrat congressman Jim Cooper became the 29th total House Democrat to announce his pending retirement as the 2022 midterms approach, the Post Millennial reported.

The midterms look increasingly dire for the Democrats, and many congressman have decided to cash out and bail on their party.

Cooper wrote a tweet blaming redistricting.

“Today I am announcing that I will not run for re-election to Congress,” he wrote. “After 32 years in office, I will be in leaving Congress next year.”

He also thanked the woke city of Nashville and praised himself for his long-term success in the region.

“I cannot thank the people of Nashville enough,” he said. “You backed me more than almost anyone in Tennessee history.

Cooper also expressed his wish to keep the city of Nashville as a unitary body, contrary to the practice of Democrats for the past century.

“Despite my strength at the polls, I could not stop the General Assembly from dismembering Nashville,” Cooper opined. “No one tried harder to keep our city whole.”

He also said that he considered suing Republicans for making it harder for him to continue his self-proclaimed historic success.

“I explored every possible way, including lawsuits, to stop the gerrymandering and to win one of the three new congressional districts that now divide Nashville,” Cooper claimed. “There’s no way, at least for me in this election cycle, but there may be a path for other worthy candidates.”

As Democrats come to see the mountain challenge and quit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is turning 82 this year, has announced that she will run again.

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