Vulnerable New York Democrat Kathleen Rice announced on February 15 that she would just retire from Congress instead of slog through another campaign trail with little confidence that she would walk away victorious.
“As elected officials, we must give all we have and then know when it is time to allow others to serve,” Rice said on Twitter. No kidding Kathleen, the voters were about to tell you it was somebody else’s turn, and you knew it.
Every Democrat that leaves Congress means that democrats are just a little bit more vulnerable to being the minority when it comes to midterms.
There have even been more liberal names linked to retiring, such as Representatives Sanford Bishop from Georgia, Kim Schrier from Georgia, Frank Mrvan from Indiana, and Dan Kildee from Michigan.
If even one of those decide to call it quits, Nancy Pelosi’s slim majority is just going to keep getting slimmer.
As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility. pic.twitter.com/GBVvtrWpia
— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) February 15, 2022
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