House Democrats, perhaps sensing the oncoming wrath of conservative voters across the nation as a tense 2022 midterm season approaches, are fleeing their House seats, paving the way for a Republican takeover.
On Monday, Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., announced that he would not be seeking reelection this year in the 7th District.
Perlmutter, who announced his decision in an official statement, said that he had served his community for 25 years, but “there comes a time when you pass the torch to the next generation of leaders.” According to a report from the Washington Examiner, Perlmutter was elected to Congress in 2006, and he is now the 18th Democrat to retire at the end of his term this year.
It is important to note that Democrats are retiring in much higher numbers than Republicans.
NPR reported that while 26 Democrats have announced their departure from the House, only 12 Republicans are planning on leaving at the end of their terms. Additionally, Democrats are barely maintaining a narrow majority in the House right now.
The soon-to-be vacant seats, as well as a wave of conservative voters who are angry at Joe Biden and his depressive, tyrannical policies, seem to indicate that Republicans will likely continue to claim more House seats and take control of the chamber in 2022.
In fact, according to the report from the Washington Examiner, Republicans only need to snag five seats in the House to reclaim their majority, which was lost in 2018 during President Trump’s time in office.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the Democrats or RINO Republicans stepping down this year have been extremely critical of President Trump, and they are feeling the burn from Americans who stand loyally by Trump and his policies.
A good example of this is the retirement of Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a RINO Republican who supported the miserably failed impeachment attempt of the 45th president over the Jan. 6 “insurrection.” In October, Kinzinger announced that he would not be seeking reelection, perhaps reading the political writing on the wall.
With Democrats vacating countless seats in the House, they are leaving the door wide open for Republicans to sweep in and claim the majority again in 2022 if Americans get up, get out, and vote.