Democrat Representative Jim Cooper of Tennessee is considering retirement due to redistricting, adding to the list of drop-outs under House Speaker Pelosi’s leadership. Her House is crumbling.
“Tennessee’s once-in-a-decade redistricting maps are expected to be approved by the state’s General Assembly sometime this week, and Rep. Cooper has reportedly considered retirement instead of running in a tough reelection,” reports Breitbart News.
“Cooper would ultimately face a difficult reelection bid if the new maps are adopted and would ‘likely’ face defeat, but has not ruled out retiring instead,” according to Breitbart News.
A Cooper spokesperson said that the congressman is looking into every option to ‘prevent the gerrymandering of Nashville,’ reported Breitbart News.
“Undoubtedly, we’ll end up in court where their actions have been struck down time and again,” said the Tennessee Democrat Party Chairperson Hendrell Remus. “What Republican legislators fail to realize is that these maps don’t just impact elections, they impact the vitality of our communities and the lives of real people.”
“While the Republican leadership in the state is reportedly confident that their maps would be maintained in a legal attempt to overturn them, Cooper’s potential challengers are reportedly waiting to see if there are any lawsuits before deciding if they would run,” according to Breitbart News.
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