This week, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) was retired from office.
This was not a voluntary move.
Due to redistricting, Maloney was forced to square off against Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), and she got destroyed.
Now the sharks are in the water to grab her leadership position.
The Feeding Frenzy
Voters in New York chose from two fossils and a radical, so they stuck with the bigger name they knew in Nadler.
When Maloney leaves at the end of this term, there will be a leadership void on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) are both making a play, as is Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA).
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is also trying to get some skin in the game.
With any luck, the replacement will not matter, as he or she will be a bystander after the GOP takes back the House.
You can read the full report in the Washington Examiner.