The Democrat Party faces one big problem: as poll results start shifting away from left-wing policies and the Biden administration, Democrats are in danger of losing their grip on D.C.
For example, while the Blue team currently enjoys a majority edge in the House of Representatives, that majority appears to be on life support. And 2022 could represent a huge turnaround.
That’s because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lose lots of allies next year.
Democrat chances of retaining the majority advantage in the House continue to dwindle, as more leftist representatives announce their departure. Some are retiring, others are pursuing other posts.
If they held a larger majority, Pelosi might not be as concerned.
But as it stands, Republicans only need a net gain of 5 seats in the midterm elections to flip the House. And with each new announcement that a Democrat member is leaving, the red wave looks more and more likely.
Those announcements really are starting to flow now, too.
In fact, the number of allies Pelosi stands to lose has now hit 20. The latest is California Democrat Rep. Alan Lowenthal, who just revealed he won’t be running for reelection.
Now, the situation looks really grim for Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats. From Breitbart:
As the twentieth Democrat announced an exit from the House of Representatives after the midterms, the party’s chances of maintaining the majority have declined, as the Republicans only need to net a quarter of those seats to win back the majority.
Torunn Sinclair, spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), said Democrats are in a “full-blown retirement crisis,” and voters keep rejecting their liberal agenda.
That agenda, which Sinclair says includes “higher prices, higher crime, and open borders,” hasn’t been going over well with Americans, if the current polls are any indication.
And on top of the Democrat retirements, it’s important to note that Republican candidates are currently running in the majority of those 20 districts.
Democrats definitely face an uphill battle to keep the House majority intact, as they’re not especially popular right now. Inflation and very low approval ratings for the Biden administration aren’t helping their cause.
Overall, 12 Democrats are retiring while 8 are seeking other positions, which is just bad news for Speaker Pelosi.
It might get worse, too — rumors suggest that even more Democrat leaders will abandon the House in the months leading up to the midterm elections. Redistricting maps will also play a significant part.
We’ve even heard a few Democrats on Capitol Hill admit they’re in serious trouble in 2022, which you don’t hear often.
And if inflation and pandemic woes continue to assail the nation next year, it will be even tougher for Democrats to maintain their stranglehold on Washington. It seems most citizens really want a change.
It could all translate to a pretty giant “red wave,” which is precisely what the GOP is counting on.
Key Takeaways:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lose at least 20 Democrat allies in 2022.Republicans only need a net gain of 5 seats in the midterm elections to flip the House. And GOP candidates currently lead in the majority of those 20 districts.Rumors say more Democrats might leave before the midterms, which could be disastrous for the Democrat majority.