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Two border Dems decide to not seek re-election in 2022 amid border surge

Two border Dems decide to not seek re-election in 2022 amid border surge

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas and Arizona Democrat Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced their retirements ahead of the 2022 cycle amid the growing border surge that the Biden administration is having difficulty controlling. Vela and Kirkpatrick have districts along the U.S.-Mexico border in states where the GOP is looking to pick up seats in the 2022 midterm elections.

Darth Vader
Darth Vader 4 weeks

They probably see the writing on the wall that the Republicans are one looking to pick these seats up in the upcoming midterms and secondly they have probably seen polling showing how they aren't likely to win and lastly the people in their district probably aren't too happy about what's going on, as Democratic mayors along the border aren't very happy.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 4 weeks

The party knows that they are unlikely to win and are attempting to run fresh faces that can't be blamed for the current crisis, hoping no one realizes that they would have made the same choices. There is only so much dirt that can be swept under the rug before the room requires a true cleaning.

Nickel 4 weeks

Abandon ship we have been hit by a torpedo name the Biden you know the old saying the nine most terrifying words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help

Jon 4 weeks

Border traffic has been increasing for 9 months according to the border patrols own graph. Stop lying cultists. The Trump administration did nothing this whole time to help.

Kenneth 4 weeks

Joe Biden caused this the Democrats are totally incompetent thats what happens when you have a fraudulent government

Milly 4 weeks

I wonder if there’s going to be a scandal that breaks about them soon or something. It seems that would be likely in this scenario

michael 4 weeks

Letting the immigrants pile up rather than helping them become citizens is stupid.

Patty 4 weeks

Can't say I blame them

chris 4 weeks

Rats from a sinking ship.

JoeSchmo 4 weeks

Typical Help create a problem, then run for cover

Nickel 4 weeks

I wonder if they saw the light and are defecting to the Republican side keep an eye out for them

Seekster 4 weeks

Hope the Republicans dont screw 2022 up.

Rational ific
Rational ific 4 weeks

Here is the Democrat-Republican swing from 2016 to 2020. Notice the border counties. And also understand that the Texas border counties are largely composed of Mexican Americans.

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