House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) just got some awful news.
Pelosi is about to lose one of her most powerful allies in the House.
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) has announced that he will not be running for re-election.
Time to Step Down
Yarmuth, who currently serves as the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has decided to step down after 14 years in office.
Yarmuth has already overstayed his own deadline, stating that he never planned on staying in office for more than five terms.
At 73, he has now decided to move on to other things…
It's been an incredible journey since my first campaign in 2006 until now. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress.
I will have plenty more to say in the months ahead but this is what I want you to know: pic.twitter.com/MXFmWrSTYv
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) October 12, 2021
Democrats already know they are in for the fight of the lives during the upcoming mid-term elections.
Putting a new name on the ballot for a seat that has been solid is always a considerable risk, but there are already state Democrats stepping up to fill the void.
Yarmuth’s seat is in a blue district, so state Senator Morgan McGarvey hopes to take over the seat for Democrats.
Keep in mind, however, Kentucky is about to go through redistricting, which could suddenly put this seat in jeopardy, especially with an unfamiliar name on the ballot.
Yarmuth now joins the ranks of about half a dozen high-profile Democrats who decided to step down rather than run.
Be it time to go or the first horrific year of Biden’s presidency is not clear, but if you are a Democrat in a seat that will be contested, it may be better to go out on your own terms that suffer a crushing defeat.
Source: Daily Caller