Democrats are defending one of the slimmest Congressional majorities in U.S. history in the 2022 midterms.
Joe Biden’s declining poll numbers don’t help the situation.
And Nancy Pelosi realized that she could lose her majority after this high-ranking Democrat just threw in the towel and called it quits.
Republicans only need to flip one seat to take back the U.S. Senate and five seats to take back the U.S. House in 2022.
This doesn’t give House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer much room for error.
With Joe Biden’s approval rating in free fall, Pelosi and Schumer thought they could turn things around and stop the bleeding by ramming through $5 trillion worth of new socialist spending programs.
But they haven’t been able to convince moderate Democrats in swing state districts and radical Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to agree on the legislation.
And it’s about to get a lot more challenging for Nancy Pelosi after a fourth Democratic House member just announced this will be his last term in Congress.
On Tuesday, Kentucky Democrat Congressman John Yarmuth, chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, let Nancy Pelosi know that he’s stepping down and retiring in 2022.
Yarmuth authored and pushed the $1.9 trillion COVID “stimulus” package through Congress back in March.
And as Chairman of the Budget Committee, he’s been a key player in Nancy Pelosi’s ongoing negotiation between the moderate and liberal wing of her caucus.
That’s why his retirement has Nancy Pelosi worried.
When one party faces a wave of retirements, especially from the chair of one of the most powerful committees in Washington, it’s a sign that they expect a tough election and want to get out before voters have a chance to fire them.
Republicans only need to flip five seats to fire Nancy Pelosi in 2022.
But Yarmuth is the only Democratic Representative from the heavily-Republican state of Kentucky.
And his retiring and making it an open-seat gives Republicans a major opportunity to flip this House seat in 2022.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.