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Red Wave Alert: Nancy Pelosi Faces Loss Of 22 Democrats, But To Flip The House McCarthy Only Needs 5 Seats
By Jackson Wright|December 2, 2021
Red Wave Alert: Nancy Pelosi Faces Loss Of 22 Democrats, But To Flip The House McCarthy Only Needs 5 Seats

Republicans are liking their chances in 2022. The GOP appears primed to reclaim some control in Washington, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s slim majority continues to dwindle.

We’re even hearing reports that Democrats are very concerned about their chances of maintaining their edge in the House and Senate. And of course, the 2024 presidential election is a big question mark.

But it’s Pelosi’s position that might be in the most danger.

In the past, the House Speaker hinted that she’d step down if she lost her majority in 2022. Even if she doesn’t, Republican leaders like Rep. Kevin McCarthy have said they’d try to remove her if they flip the House.

And right now, the numbers say this is a distinct possibility.

Pelosi’s biggest problem is losing Democrat allies to retirement or other career paths. As the months go by, more announcements keep rolling in, and each one hurts Pelosi’s majority chances.

She just lost another one, and it’s a committee chair — which makes the third powerful committee chair to leave the House.

All this spells trouble for both Pelosi and the Democrat Party next year.

From Breitbart:

The House Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) hopes of remaining in the majority after the midterms are dwindling as another Democrat announced he will not seek reelection next year, widening the number of powerful committee chairs abandoning the House to three.

This hurts Pelosi’s chances of remaining in the majority because Republicans only need to net five seats to get the House majority and retire Pelosi as speaker after the midterms.

A grand total of 19 Democrats are quitting the House, along with those 3 chairs. And most of these are in battleground districts, which gives the GOP chances to gain back several seats.

Republicans only need a net gain of 5 seats, too. So right now, there’s definite cause for concern among members of the DNC.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, won’t seek reelection, and that’s Pelosi’s latest big loss. He joins a long list of Democrats who will retire next year.

There are 10 retirement announcements, and 8 more Democrats are moving on to seek office elsewhere.

Then there are rumors circulating that Democrats will be jumping ship in the coming months, which adds more fuel to the GOP’s fire. This is the momentum Republicans craved heading into 2022.

As Congressional Leadership Fund Communications Director Calvin Moore told Breitbart:

House Democrats’ retirement crisis is a five-alarm emergency that’s growing worse day by day.

Democrats are dropping like flies because they know they’re going to get crushed next November.

Additionally, President Joe Biden’s flagging approval numbers aren’t helping the Democrat situation.

Toss in the ongoing pandemic, the border crisis that continues to rage, and rampant inflation, and Democrats appear to be in definite trouble. Americans are already starting to push back everywhere.

And with these losses in the House, Pelosi might have to seriously consider retirement herself.

Key Takeaways:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stands to lose 22 Democrat allies in 2022. This includes 3 powerful committee chairs.
  • Republicans only need a net gain of 5 seats to gain control of the House.
  • Retirements and Democrats seeking other positions have piled up, and the GOP likes their chances of flipping the House during the midterm elections.

Source: Breitbart

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Jackson Wright
Jackson Wright is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He loves writing, rowing, reading, video games, and to a certain extent, Objectivism.
Jackson Wright is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He loves writing, rowing, reading, video games, and to a certain extent, Objectivism.
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