Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida announced he was stepping down before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
.@RepTedDeutch is expected to join the American Jewish Committee. The @AJCGlobal describes itself as “the leading global Jewish advocacy organization” with offices across the US and around the world. A staunch supporter of Israel, the group also combats the rise of antisemitism.
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 28, 2022
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.
“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.”