Sunday, December 3, 2023

House Ethics Chair Ted Deutch Plans to Retire, 31st Dem. to Abandon Ship

'We’re not trying to hide this... '

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Another Democratic lawmaker has announced he is not seeking reelection in the fall midterms, Populist Press reported.

Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida announced he was stepping down before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.

Deutch is the 31st democrat to announce they won’t seek reelection since the beginning of this year. The continuation of this pattern makes the future for the Democrats dicey with approaching midterm elections.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D- Calif., has previously commented on this phenomenon, boldly stating the Democrats were standing strong:

“We are not afraid of this data … We’re not trying to hide this,” Pelosi declared. “If [Democrats] use it, we’re going to hold the House. That’s what this data tells us, but we gotta get in action.”

Many Democrats are resigning over worries around newly drawn districts.

Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., is one representative who openly blamed the general assembly for “dismembering Nashville.”

“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.”

At least a dozen house Republicans have announced they will not be running this fall, including California Rep. Devin Nunes, who has accepted the position of CEO for Trump Media & Technology Group.

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