One of the first rules of understanding politics is that when any politician says they are leaving office for personal or health reasons, they are lying.
The real reasons are that they think they are going to lose the next election, or have been redistricted out of their seat, or will be going into the minority, or have a megamillion dollar corporate job on deck as a lobbyist or with a social media firm, or are awaiting indictment. Murphy seems to fit the top three, maybe four. This is part of a mass Democrat exodus that can only make a Republican House in 2023 that much more likely.
FNC: “Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, a leader among the moderate wing of House Democrats, announced Monday that she will retire after her current term and not seek reelection in 2022.
Murphy becomes the 21st Democrat to retire or run for a different office in the 2022 midterm elections, as the party tries to defend its razor-thin majority in the House amid historically unfavorable headwinds and a rough political climate. Twelve House Republicans are retiring or seeking another office next year.
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Responding to Murphy’s news, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the reelection arm of the House GOP, argued that ‘between Build Back Better collapsing and an unmitigated retirement crisis, this is truly Democrats’ nightmare before Christmas.’ ”
“I’ve decided not to seek another term in Congress. Serving Central Florida has been the honor of my life, but it’s also been incredibly challenging for my family and me,” the Florida Democrat wrote on Twitter. “This was not an easy decision, but it is the right decision,” Murphy said. Translation: “I am so outta here and boy this was an easy call.”
I've decided not to seek another term in Congress. Serving Central Florida has been the honor of my life, but it's also been incredibly challenging for my family and me.
This was not an easy decision, but it is the right decision. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/UaOufbPOSo
— Stephanie Murphy (@SMurphyCongress) December 20, 2021
Nancy Pelosi said that “Murphy is a valued Member of Congress, whose leadership has advanced jobs, security and opportunity. As an immigrant and the first Vietnamese-American woman to serve in the Congress, she has been an inspiration to young women in America.” Actually Murphy wasn’t horrible. Pelosi probably hates her.
“My journey, from fleeing a violent communist regime, to being rescued by the U.S. Navy, to working in national security at the Pentagon, and now as the first Vietnamese-American congresswoman, is a journey that could have only happened here in America,” Murphy spotlighted in her temporary adieu. Translation: “If I wrap myself in the flag and my resume, will you forget I’m jumping overboard?”
“I know now that I’m not done with public service,” she emphasized. “After I leave office, I will continue to find ways that I can serve this great nation that has given so much to my family and me.” Translation: “I’ve got something already lined up. Big bucks. Will feather my nest until the next office comes up for grabs.”
This piece was written by David Kamioner on December 22, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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