RETIRE-A-THON 2022 CONTINUES: Two More Democrats Retiring, Total Now 28 Not Coming Back

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.18.22

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi needs to fill some seats, as a red wave seems all but assured at this point. Two more Democrats, Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin and California Rep. Jerry McNerney, have announced their retirements within minutes of one another.

According to Roll Call, “Neither faced a competitive election in November. Nevertheless, their departures were greeted by GOP campaign committees as further proof that incumbent House Democrats think their party will lose the majority.”

“With failed records on every front, it’s no surprise Democrats are flooding the exits,” said Calvin Moore, communications director for GOP super PAC Congressional Leadership Fund.

The 57-year old Langevin penned a letter to his local paper, The Providence Journal, explaining it’s time to “chart a new course” that would allow him to stay closer to friends and family. 

McNerney, 70, announced his retirement on Twitter (excerpts below):

Today I am announcing that I will not seek reelection in California’s newly created 9th Congressional District. 

I am honored that the citizens of California’s 9th Congressional District chose me as their representative in the past five elections, and that those in California’s previous 11th Congressional District gave me the privilege of representing them for three terms.

I am very proud of the many accomplishments that my staff and I have achieved in Congress, including the creation of a major veteran’s health center facility in San Joaquin County, providing outstanding help for constituents with federal agencies…

I am grateful for the love and support of my family, who have been by my side throughout this journey. I could not have done this without them.

I will keep working for the people of my district throughout the remainder of my term and look forward to new opportunities to continue to serve.


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