So far, seven months into 2019, eight Republican representatives have announced retirement, six of them during the months of July and August 2019. By comparison, in 2018, 39 congressional Republicans (three U.S. senators and 23 members of the House of Representatives), together with 18 Democrats, did not run for re-election.
What is going on with all these Republican retirements?
One narrative has it that Republicans were retiring because they were fed up with the toxic political environment or were afraid of losing elections, but these narratives were prematurely formed or they lacked correlation. There actually are three possible hypotheses that explain, single or combined, this phenomenon:
-(a) Republicans fear losing the majority in their own chamber of the Congress,
-(b) Republicans prefer to avoid a tough re-election, and –
(c) Republicans are not aligned with the direction President Trump has imposed on the party.
I have a hunch that for some (many?) it is more than because of the above stated reasons in this article. Why? Because “Q” dropped the dime with this “crumb” eight months ago.
Posted Dec. 20, 2018
That’s not to imply that everyone leaving the Swamp is guilty of crime, but one wonders.
Something else “Q+” (understood to be POTUS himself) strongly emphasized (note the repetitions) in a “crumb” dropped on March 12 of this year…
Here it is: