UPDATED 12:02 PM PT – Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Democrats are losing numbers rapidly going into the 2022 midterms as three more Democrat representatives announce retirement.
Last week, several Democrat policy makers released statements indicating they would not be pursuing another term. Rep. Albio Sires of New Jersey, Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard of California were among those who would not be returning.
“At a time where our politics have become so divisive and dangerous, my greatest hope for my colleagues is that they do the same to stop the name-calling, saber-rattling, and the disinformation and to listen to one another,” stated Rep. Murphy.
After thirty years in the House of Representatives, the time has come for me to spend more time with my family.
Therefore, I have decided not to seek reelection.2/3
— Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (@RepRoybalAllard) December 21, 2021
This marks 23 House Democrats planning on leaving their posts next year in an election-season that will decide the balance of Congress. Republicans will need a net gain of just five seats to take control of the House.