I believe there’s something suspicious about the great number of congressional Republicans not seeking re-election in 2018. Roll Call reports that on average 22 House Republicans retire each cycle. But according to NPR, we’re looking at a record number of Republicans leaving Capitol Hill. I’m not prepared to believe they have all decided they’ve served long enough and now it’s time to say goodbye to the lobbyists, glitz and glamor, and head back to the farm.
Being elected to Congress is the greatest welfare job available. There are only a total of 535 of those Access welfare cards available, and even at that they are not all available at once.
Paul Ryan’s announcement that he would not seek re-election brings the number of House Republicans leaving the chamber to 39 for the moment.
Granted, several are not seeking re-election to the House in order to run for a Senate seat, while a couple others have decided to run for governor of their respective states. And one congressman isn’t seeking re-election because he is awaiting confirmation as NASA administrator. Notwithstanding, my suspicions are that the great number of Republicans choosing to leave office at this point is not …read more
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