It’s amazing how many Democrats in the House of Representatives are running for the exits ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
It’s almost as if they know that a massive red wave is coming.
The latest is Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas.
Another Democratic Rep is Not Seeking Reelection
Texas Congresswoman Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) announced on Saturday that she will be retiring from Congress once she finishes her current term, according to The Dallas Morning News. She has served in Congress for nearly thirty years.
Johnson, who is 85 years old, has represented Texas’ 30th congressional district since 1993. The Dallas Morning news noted in their report that she told a crowd of 600 in Dallas that she will recommend another candidate to fill her shoes. She announced Wednesday that Texas state House Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D) has her endorsement.
“I’ve worked hard. It’s not just a title — it’s a job,” Johnson reportedly said in her announcement.
“It’s been some rugged times, but I have not acknowledged it. I was determined that I wouldn’t just be a title. I wanted to deliver. I thought about the district and all the needs that it had,” she continued. “I will retire and I will recommend to you who is the best to follow me.”
To conclude her remarks, Johnson noted that “nothing has been more heartwarming than the overwhelming support for me to run one more term.”
Johnson is the latest in a slew of House Democrats to announce they will not be seeking reelection next year. Last week, California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier announced her retirement. Others who are not seeking reelection include Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA).
2022 is going to be big.
Strongest preference for Republicans since 1981.
If something doesn't change soon, we're in for an enormous red wave in 2022. pic.twitter.com/cYTEXzdIOc
— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) November 18, 2021
If current trends continue, 2022 should be on par with 2010.