(PresidentialWire.com)- Not only are Congressional Democrats looking like they’re going to take a beating in this year’s midterm elections, but incumbents keep on dropping out of the race…making their chances of holding valuable seats in the House of Representatives even slimmer.
Florida Rep. Ted Deutch has announced that he does not plan to seek reelection in this year’s elections. He is the 31st House Democrat to drop out of the race this year, meaning the party will need to choose strong candidates to replace dozens of candidates in the hope of maintaining their slim majority in the chamber.
Deutch is the chairman of the House Ethics Committee and has served in Congress since 2010. He also leans moderate, having criticized far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of AOC’s “Squad,” for making vile anti0semitic comments during a debate in the chamber of funding Israeli defense last year.
“I cannot allow one of my colleagues to stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and label the Jewish democratic state of Israel an apartheid state,” he said at the time.
The Democrats are not in a good position to maintain control of the House of Representatives this year, with Republicans only needing to flip five seats currently held by the Democrats – while maintaining all seats they currently have – to win control of the House in November. Not only that, but only twice since the end of the Second World War has the majority party had fewer than 222 seats when in control of the House. Currently, the Democrats have 219.
With vital incumbents stepping down and President Joe Biden’s approval ratings barely reaching above 40%, it looks like the Republicans are on track to take control of the House and potentially even the Senate later this year.