Another one bites the dust – and Pelosi is left holding the ball.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) announced her retirement Tuesday, making her the 30th House Democrat leaving at the end of this term.
“Though I will not be running for reelection to Congress this year, I will remain focused on protecting our democracy and serving my constituents throughout the rest of my term,” she said in a statement shared on Twitter. “As I turn to the next chapter of my own personal and professional story, I do so with profound thanks to the community leaders, colleagues and staff who have lived our shared commitment to service with courage and humility.”
That sounds good and all, with the obligatory reference to “protecting our democracy” but the real reason is probably different.
PJ Media reports:
Mike Berg, a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the retirement is the latest example of a Democrat seeing the writing on the wall and getting out on their own terms. “Thirty House Democrats have called it quits because they know their majority is doomed,” Berg said.