House Dem retirement announcements surge ahead of 2022 midterms

( 2022 has arrived, meaning we’re less than a year away from the midterm elections – and with a recent flurry of retirement announcement, it looks as though the Democrats aren’t exactly confident in their ability to maintain control of the House of Representatives or the United States Senate.

A report from Fox News reveals how three Democrats in the House of Representatives announced over the last week that they will retire at the end of next year instead of running in the 2022 midterm elections – a move often used by incumbent legislators who don’t want to risk losing, or know that they simply cannot win.

The three representatives, Florida’s Stephanie Murphy, California’s Lucille Roybal-Allard, and New Jersey’s Albio Sires, bring the number of House Democrats planning to leave office instead of run next year to 23. Some of those House Democrats are not simply retiring, however, as some plan on running for a different office.

Republicans, however, are increasingly optimistic about their chances of winning back control of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Republicans only need a net gain of five seats to win back the chamber in 2022. That’s…almost certainly going to happen.

And, given that the incumbent party typically loses out during the midterms, the Democrats really aren’t in with a good shot here. Just look at Biden’s plummeting approval ratings and the skyrocketing cost of living.