The Democratic Party chose to get behind and help elect an aging and ineffective politician, former VP Joe Biden, as the 46th President Of The United States.
After 10 months of a failing Biden Presidency, the Democrats are now feeling the stress of how to maintain the majorities of both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections coming up on November 8th, 2022.
With the Democrats currently holding a very slim majority, some of them have “freaked out” over their peers announcing their retirements and the prospect of Republicans reclaiming the House.
One of the Democrats retiring from the House of Representatives is Rep. John Yarmuth, who serves as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He said the fragile state of American democracy has him “freaked out” and having to work alongside MAGA provocateur Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on the Budget Committee has been dispiriting. “She’s a nutjob,” he says.
Rep. David Price (D-NC), who has also decided to retire from Congress next year, fears Democrats have done a poor job governing with inflation soaring and wages declining.
The impact of the Democrats’ failure to govern has Price feeling that Donald Trump’s working-class party will win back Congress, which is “a very alarming prospect for the country,” Price claimed to the Washington Post, in their article titled – “It’s been a tense year of infighting for Democrats. And this might be as good as it gets.”
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) also told the Post that the party is so fractured that some Democrat congressmen have nearly come to “blows.”
Yarmuth allegedly witnessed “moderate” Rep. John Garamendi (D-NY) and far-left Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) in a heated argument that looked like it could end in violence over how to enact Biden’s radical agenda. Biden is seeking to flood more money into the economy while the American worker and families are reeling from the greatest price increases in 30 years.
“John was basically telling Mark to get his head out of his ass,” Yarmuth said of the argument. “He was saying, ‘You’re not accomplishing anything, you’re stupid.’ ”
The incident reportedly did not result in a physical altercation, but Yarmuth suggested the infighting is a foretelling of Republicans reclaiming power in the House. “The prospect of being in the minority with Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House and Jason Smith as chairman of the Budget Committee — God, I could go down the list — is horrible,” said Yarmuth.
One of eight Democrat members who have so far decided to retire, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), told the Post the Virginia election sweep on November 2 was a stark warning to the Democrat Party for the 2022 midterms. “If what happened in Virginia were to play out nationally we would lose 44 seats,” Bustos said. “And that’s even before redistricting.”
“The last two years were really, really hard,” she added about the infighting.