Just yesterday Ohio Republican Steve Stivers announced that he was retiring from the House in May, which will make it even more difficult for Republicans to stop Democrats from passing their socialist agenda.
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According to John Gizzi, Stivers is retiring from his safe seat to become the head of the Chamber of Commerce in Ohio, which is reportedly a good paying job with lots of benefits. His leaving, however, will increase the number of votes between Republicans and Democrats from five to six, making it harder to get enough red-state Democrats to join with Republicans in opposing some of these bills.
But the issue isn’t just with Stivers. According to Gizzi, six more House Republicans are either retiring or seeking higher office in the US Senate, which could make it more difficult to keep these seats and win a majority in November.
Gizzi noted that it’s only six seats now. We’re still 17 months away from the election and there will undoubtedly be more to come.
This is bothersome because we had a bunch of House Republicans retire after winning the majority in 2017 and we ended up losing the House in the very next election. I’m not saying that this will necessarily keep us from winning the House, especially in a election year when we should win it back, after having won most of it back already. But it seems to me that this could make it that much harder given that some of these will be safe seats.
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