Breitbart News reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is losing party majority as two longtime Democrats, Reps. David Price and Mike Doyle, are expected to announce their retirement on Monday.
The retiring Price has voted in 100% agreement with Pelosi for this congressional period. Doyle too was a reliable ally of Pelosi, voting with her 99% of the time during this current congress, disagreeing with her on only one vote.
Price released a statement as to why he is retiring, which read, in part: “I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election as representative for North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District… So while it is time for me to retire, it is no time to flag in our efforts to secure a “more perfect union” and to protect and expand our democracy.”
Doyle released a statement saying, “I believe the time has come to pass the torch to the next generation, so I’ve called you here today to announce that I will not be a candidate for Congress in 2022 and plan to retire at the end of my current term… It is my goal to ‘run through the finish line’ as I still have 14 months left on my term. I will be in Washington, DC, tomorrow pushing to get the infrastructure bill and our “Build Back Better” plan passed because the people I am privileged to represent will benefit greatly from their passage.”
Thirteen other Democrats have announced their retirement with rumors of more looming in the distance, threatening Pelosi’s ability to keep the house majority.