In November of 2020, the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives was scaled back to just a handful of votes.
Republicans are aggressively working to take back the House in 2022 and one factor is going to help them and hurt the Democrats.
Democrats are facing a number of retirements.
PJ Media reports:
Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship: More Democratic House Retirements on the Way
A combination of factors is driving a wave of Democratic retirements in the House as Republicans look to flip the chamber in 2022.
The census is giving deep-red Texas and Florida another congressional district. And Republican-dominated state legislatures will be able to draw maps that make red districts redder and force two Democrats to vie for the same House seat.
Democrats will get their chance to make blue districts bluer in New York, Illinois, and California, so any bellyaching they do will be mostly subdued — except where they can claim GOP racism in drawing districts in states of the old South.
But there’s no escaping the fact for many Democratic members of Congress—unless Republicans shoot themselves in the foot, they are very likely to take control in 2022.
So there is going to be a wave of retirements as members who are in marginal districts seek opportunities in the private sector or run for higher office. That means perhaps a record number of open seats to contest and Republicans are licking their chops at the prospect.
Democrats are right to be worried about this.
"Former DCCC Chairs Sound the Alarm on Democrats Losing House Majority"
They're right to be in a panic, with retirements and redistricting looming, not to mention lost seats from "blue" states, and added seats to "red" states. Let's make their worst nightmare come true!
— Gray Wolf (@graywolf442) May 7, 2021
Contending with retirements and redistricting and knowing that history is not on their side, House Dems are beginning to confront the challenging reality facing them in 2022. @KMaxGreenwood reports: https://t.co/MiqeaEFqOh
— Regina Zilbermints (@RZilbermints) May 4, 2021
Former Democrat campaign chiefs are reportedly alarmed by the party's twin "headaches" — redistricting and retirements — that appear primed to wipe out Democrats' full control of Congress in 2022: https://t.co/bI8TqvXg12 pic.twitter.com/bqxZ7Pu9UP
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 7, 2021
Democrats deserve to lose the House and more.