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Many politicians spend almost their entire lives in public office. Many of them don’t have any other skills than begging for money, lying to people, and screwing up the country.
Pelosi has been in office for 35 years. Biden was in the senate for 36 years before resigning to become vice president.
A quick glance shows us that a lot of those who have no skills and stay in Congress are Democrats. Many of those died while “serving.”
It’s always good when an elected official who just wants a “life term” is defeated. And now one that really needs to be, may be.
A new redistricting map in New York could cost Rep. Jerry Nadler his seat in Congress.
New Congressional draft maps were released on Monday, according to Politico, and they may change the House.
The maps for New York’s 26 congressional districts will play an instrumental role in whether Democrats can retain control of the House in the midterm elections, and the latest maps drawn by a special master after a successful court case by Republicans would pit several Democrats against one another.
The maps would create five districts that contain the homes of multiple incumbents, potentially setting the stage for several high-profile battles for August and November. Those include a battle for parts of Manhattan between Democratic veteran Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney.
During an interview with CNN, Rep. Nadler said if the new district is permanent he would not retire.
“It’s unfortunate, but I’m going run and I’m going win,” he declared. He also said it could be “psychologically” difficult, as he is a fan of Maloney’s yet, “You do what you have to do.”
“I am proud to announce that I will be running to continue to represent the 12th Congressional District. A majority of the communities in the newly redrawn NY-12 are ones I have represented for years and to which I have deep ties,” Rep. Maloney posted on Twitter.
And Nadler said, “I very much look forward to running in and representing the people of the newly created 12th district of New York.”
I am proud to announce that I will be running to continue to represent the 12th Congressional District. A majority of the communities in the newly redrawn NY-12 are ones I have represented for years and to which I have deep ties #NY12 #TeamMaloney
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@CarolynBMaloney) May 16, 2022
Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, who chair the Judiciary and Oversight and Reform committees, respectively, on Monday both said they would run for the seat. https://t.co/bPnnW1UGxu
— Annie (@fccmal) May 16, 2022
Additionally, Democratic Reps. Mondaire Jones of White Plains and Jamaal Bowman of Yonkers are placed in the same district, as are Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke. This would result in four black lawmakers facing each other, and only two can win.
Representative Jeffries likened the new map to the Jim Crow racial laws.
“The draft redistricting map viciously targets historic Black representation in NY, and places 4 Black members of Congress into the same district. This tactic would make Jim Crow blush. The draft map is unacceptable, unconscionable & unconstitutional,” he stated.
The draft redistricting map viciously targets historic Black representation in NY, and places 4 Black members of Congress into the same district.
This tactic would make Jim Crow blush.
The draft map is unacceptable, unconscionable & unconstitutional.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) May 16, 2022
“The NYS Constitution requires that the core of existing congressional districts be maintained. So why was the historic Black community of Bedford Stuyvesant broken into pieces in the proposed map? It’s wrong and unconstitutional,” he added.
The NYS Constitution requires that the core of existing congressional districts be maintained.
So why was the historic Black community of Bedford Stuyvesant broken into pieces in the proposed map?
It’s wrong and unconstitutional.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) May 17, 2022
According to The Gothamist, a Democrat-led court actually ruled that the political maps drawn by the Democrat Party were too partisan and could not be approved.
“New York’s new congressional map was drawn by Jonathan Cervas, a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Cervas was put in charge of the mapmaking process by Acting State Supreme Court Justice Patrick McAllister of Steuben County, a Republican. Cervas redrew the map just as the Democrat-heavy Court of Appeals ruled a previous, Democrat-drawn map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit the party,” the article reads.
Cervas’ proposal – which will be subject to public comment through Wednesday before they’re finalized Friday – made major changes to the Democrat-drawn map, leaving candidates to quickly find a home district they feel they could best win in. Much of his work appeared aimed at making districts more contiguous.
Cervas scrapped the Democrats’ proposed 3rd Congressional District, an unusually shaped district that would have stretched from western Long Island, through a tiny snippet of Queens and the Bronx and up into Westchester County.
The Staten Island-centric 11th District currently held by Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis was redrawn to avoid the Democratic enclave of Brooklyn’s Park Slope, which Democrats had tried to include.
He simplified the 10th District in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, eliminating a curvy, snake-like portion that Democrats previously used to connect it to the Upper West Side, now included in the 12th District Maloney and Nadler are seeking.
Of course, the House is going to look much different after November. Republicans are slated to sweep the midterms, which will lead to a possible impeachment of Joe Biden.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz predicted that if Republicans take back control of Congress in 2022, Biden will be impeached.
The senator made the prediction during a recent episode of his “Verdict with Ted Cruz” show. He stated that he is “very optimistic about 2022,” adding, “I put the odds of the Republicans winning the House at 90/10 and it may even be higher than that.”
According to him, impeachment proceedings against Biden could possibly occur next year if Republicans win the House, as he said, “if we take the House, which I said is overwhelmingly likely, then I think we will see serious investigations of the Biden administration.”
No Nadler, No Biden, heck, if we get rid of Pelosi and AOC, also, things will really be looking up.