Wave Of Democrats Expected To Retire After Republican Victory In Virginia

After Glenn Youngkin’s big win in Virginia last week, some Democrats are heading for the exits.

The Virginia election was thought by many to be a preview of what’s coming in the 2022 midterm elections. If this week really is predictive, the Democrats are going to get trounced.

Some of them don’t want to wait around for that.

The Hill reports:

Democrats brace for flood of retirements after Virginia rout

Democrats are bracing for the possibility of a coming wave of retirements as the party comes to grips with a series of ominous electoral losses in Virginia and other states that portend trouble in the 2022 midterms.

POLL: Do You Think Trump Was The Real Winner Of The Election?

Completing this poll entitles you to ProTrumpNews updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime with a single click. Here's the Privacy Policy.

Fourteen House Democrats have already announced that they will not seek reelection in 2022. But the painful string of defeats in Tuesday’s off-year elections is stirring speculation that more of the party’s incumbents may be eyeing the exits ahead of the midterms in hopes of avoiding brutal reelection campaigns or being relegated once again to the minority.

Republicans, emboldened by their recent victories, are already firing warning shots at House Democrats. In an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), the chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), gave vulnerable Democratic incumbents an ultimatum: “Retire or lose.”

Those remarks came as the NRCC expanded its list of targets on Wednesday, adding 13 new Democratic incumbents in solidly blue, suburban districts, sending a signal that the GOP is prepared to go on offense in parts of the country that they previously appeared unlikely to win.

Trending: Political Forecaster Shifts Eight Governor Races Including Michigan And Wisconsin Towards Republicans

It makes sense, doesn’t it?

The 2022 midterms are likely to be similar to 2010 and 2014. That’s bad news for Democrats.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.