Another House Democrat will not be seeking reelection in 2022.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) will not seek reelection next year.
The latest retirement spells more trouble for Pelosi and the Democrats.
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Roybal-Allard was the powerful chairwoman of an appropriations subcommittee overseeing immigration, The Hill reported.
“Serving my Constituents in Congress has been the single most distinguished honor of my life,” Roybal-Allard said in a statement Monday night. “Over my many years of public service, I have always strived to do that which is best to help improve my community and my country. 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.”
“While I will not be seeking reelection in 2022, I look forward to continue to work for the people of my district in the new year and long after I leave public office,” she added.
Earlier Monday it was reported Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) will not seek reelection to the House next year.
According to CNN, Pelosi is running for reelection in 2022 and may run for speaker again despite a deal to limit her speakership to max 4 years.
With nearly 2 dozen incumbent House Democrats forgoing their reelection bid next year, Pelosi may not have a chance to run for Speaker again.
Look for Democrats to use the “Midterm Election Variant” to push for a national mail-in vote in November 2022.
They can’t win if they can’t cheat.