Prominent GOP Congressman Announces Sudden Retirement

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So what happens when a ship is approaching a treacherous iceberg? Hopefully, the captain is at the helm and plotting a change of direction on his map while his first mate madly turns the ship’s wheel. What happens when that captain is over on the Russian’s ship trying to learn a Russian folk dance? That is when the rats begin to abandon that sinking ship.

A Japanese study showed that even rats will help rescue their brother rats from the water. Even rats feel empathy. No word on whether they would give the captain a helping hand.

The number of House Republicans who have been traveling on Donald Trump’s sinking ship has grown to 23 with Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) being the last. When the president was elected there were 241 House Republicans. An astounding number os them, 104, have since left office. That brought the tally up to 43 percent of the entire House.

U.S. House Editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report David Wasserman tweeted:

‘Red exodus: when Trump was inaugurated in 2017, there were 241 Republicans in the House. Since then, 104 of them (43%) have either retired, been defeated, or are forgoing reelection in 2020.’

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Yoho (R-FL) announced his departure by turning back to a term limit pledge. Maybe, but maybe not. After all, it was clear that the Democrats will be holding the House in 2020, possibly by a greater margin. Certainly, being in the minority has been no fun.

Wasserman pointed out that 43% of Republicans have retired, lost, or decided not to run again. This latest resignation announcement came on the heels of the House’s impeachment of Trump. Was there a direct correlation? Good question.

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