Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) is the 20th Democrat to announce his retirement or other plans at the end of this term. He’s 80 years old and has been involved in politics since 1992, nearly three decades. Lowenthal is the most recent to leave Congress, having served for more than 30 years. There have already been so many retirements that Democrats are concerned that there may be more, possibly even more, from California.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) cited Lowenthal’s departure as the latest indicator that Democrats are in peril heading into 2022. Democrats are facing a full-blown retirement crisis, they claimed in a statement, moreover, because people are rejecting their program of increased costs, higher crime, and open borders.
They have a very unpopular Joe Biden with a lot of difficulties on top of what would ordinarily be a difficult period for the party in the White House during midterm elections. They also have the November elections, in which Republicans fared well. In addition, polls suggest that Americans prefer Republicans to Democrats in Congressional elections.
In a poll of Americans, Republicans had a 10-point lead over Democrats, 44 percent to 34 percent. It is up from a 2-point lead in the same poll in October. It’s the first time the GOP has held a double-digit advantage in a CNBC or NBC survey on the topic.
Furthermore, Joe Biden said, “Get ready, guys, you’re going to be in for a mess because of the midterm elections.” In addition to not being English, CNN explained why Biden’s remarks made no sense and that the Democrats had a problem on their hands.