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(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing serious political headwinds heading into November’s midterm elections.

Fifty-five members of Congress are not running for re-election this year, which breaks down to 6 U.S. Senators and 49 House lawmakers.

Of those 49 House lawmakers who will not run for re-election, 32 of them are Democrats.

“The 55 retiring members include 32 Democrats and 23 Republicans, accounting for 11.9% of the Democratic caucus and 8.8% of the Republican caucus. The 11.9% retirement rate among Democrats is the largest since 2014 when 8.5% of Democrats did not run for re-election,” Ballotpedia reported.

“The 8.8% retirement rate among Republicans is the second-lowest since 2014. The only year with a lower retirement rate was 2016 when 8.6% of Republicans retired. Democrats had their lowest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in 2018 and 2020, when 7.4% and 3.4%, respectively, of the caucus did not seek re-election.
Republicans had their highest retirement rates out of the past five cycles in those years, with 12.6% of the caucus retiring in 2018 and 11.5% in 2020,” the outlet added.

Pelosi has a slim majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and if Republicans win back the lower chamber, it’s already being reported that she will retire.

With redistricting about to take place across the country — which will result in Republicans picking up some seats — even many Democrats believe they will lose control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

A top House Democrat is warning that the Republican Party is in a prime position to take back the lower chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick, who serves as a congressman from New York, says Democrats would lose their House majority if the midterms were held today.

Speaking with Politico, Tim Persico, executive director of the Maloney-led DCCC, shared data with incumbents showing that several House Democrats are at risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers.

“We are not afraid of this data … We’re not trying to hide this,” Persico told Politico. “If [Democrats] use it, we’re going to hold the House. That’s what this data tells us, but we gotta get in action.”

“The point is, to make sure that we’re all on the same page, that we understand the stakes. Here’s the good news: Everything we are doing and everything we’ve talked about doing is incredibly popular,” he added.

Democrats are facing serious headwinds going into next year.

Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

Punchbowl News surveyed several senior Capitol Hill aides and reported that a whopping 73 percent think Republicans will take the speaker’s gavel from Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi next November.

Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

Seventy-five percent of Hill staffers believe Democrats will retain the Senate majority.

This is up five percent from the last survey. Democrats currently have a 50-50 split with Republicans in Congress’s upper chamber.

The GOP has another big advantage now: they are raking in historical amounts of money.

Republicans set a fundraising record for the third month in a row and now have $42.1 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.

House Republicans also have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber.

The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

(RepublicanWire) – Three Republican-led states have filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to prevent the repeal of Title 42.

Title 42 was an order implemented by the Trump administration in March 2020, with bipartisan support, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been used to rapidly expel both lawful and unlawful migrants at the southern border due to health concerns without any immigration process.

Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, said unlawful migrants expelled under Title 42 face “no legal consequence.”

Brown said without Title 42, “There would be a consequence that would make it harder for them to come back legally under immigration law. So, by using Title 42, there was no consequence, and therefore what we saw was many immigrants, particularly Mexicans, who had been expelled back to Mexico, simply trying again,” ultimately fueling a significant increase in repeat border crossings.

The attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri filed the lawsuit to block the Biden administration’s plan to end the order on May 23. They argue that repealing the ordinance would be unlawful and detrimental to the states. The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Louisiana.

“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated catastrophe,” the complaint reads.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich of Arizona claimed that if Title 42 is repealed, half a million unlawful migrants will cross the southern border in one month.

“Literally, if the Biden administration rescinds this policy, it will result in more than half a million people it’s estimated to illegally cross our border in just one month. That’s like the entire population of Baltimore, Atlanta, Georgia,” Brnovich told Fox News on Monday morning.

“We want to stop the Biden administration from rescinding Title 42. Because it may be one of the most boneheaded decisions of this administration, and they have done a lot of dumb things,” he added.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that it would be rescinding the ordinance effective May 23. In February, 55% of the approximately 164,000 lawful and unlawful migrants encountered at the southern border were expelled under Title 42. Overall, Title 42 has been used to remove lawful and unlawful migrants more than 1.7 million times since its implementation, according to the Migrant Policy Institute.

“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19 (such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics), the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” the CDC announced in a statement.

Supporters of repealing Title 42, like the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), argue that the order denies immigrants seeking asylum due process.

“For nearly two years, the Biden and Trump administrations have used the unlawful Title 42 expulsion policy to categorically deny tens of thousands of people their right to seek asylum and return them to dangerous conditions where they face kidnapping, torture, and persecution,” said the NILC in a March press release.

However, Republicans and some Democratic lawmakers disagree with repealing the ordinance, stating that it would result in an increase of people arriving at the southern border. The Biden Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have even conceded that repealing Title 42 will lead to an “influx” of lawful and unlawful migrants crossing the southern border.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday claimed that DHS has “put in place a comprehensive, whole-of-government strategy to manage any potential increase in the number of migrants encountered at our border.”

“We are increasing our capacity to process new arrivals, evaluate asylum requests, and quickly remove those who do not qualify for protection,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “We will increase personnel and resources as needed and have already redeployed more than 600 law enforcement officers to the border. We are referring smugglers and certain border crossers for criminal prosecution. Over the next two months, we are putting in place additional, appropriate COVID-19 protocols, including ramping up our vaccination program.”

U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar and Vincente Gonzalez, both Texas Democrats, joined a dozen Republican lawmakers from their state in writing a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging against repealing the order.

“We understand that this legal authority is temporary and tied to the COVID-19 public health emergency, but DHS appears unprepared to handle a likely unprecedented increase in apprehensions along the southwest border,” ​the Texans wrote in the letter.

U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, both Democrats from Arizona, also wrote a letter expressing similar concerns and said they spoke with the DHS about not repealing Title 42 until there are other safeguards at the border.

“We spoke with the @DHSgov Secretary about the administration’s Title 42 contingency plans following our letter to the President urging him not to end Title 42 without a comprehensive plan to support border communities,” Sinema tweeted on March 30.

“While it’s difficult to identify President Biden’s most irresponsible move since taking office, rescinding Title 42 is certainly up there,” Brnovich said. “It’s a ridiculously poor decision with a bad intention for border states and American communities across the country. This administration’s reckless pandering to the far Left and complete abdication of its responsibility to public safety cannot be allowed to continue.”     

(RepublicanWire.org) – In the Texas tradition of showdowns, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week told the federal government that he was ready, willing and able to bus every illegal immigrant dropped in a Texas town straight to Washington, D.C.

Somebody blinked, and it was not Abbott, according to new reports.

Late last week, the Texas Division of Emergency Management sent buses to the communities that have been targeted by the Biden administration as dropping-off points for illegal immigrants once border facilities are overwhelmed.

Officials found something had changed since Abbott sounded off.

“In the last 24 hours, TDEM has dispatched buses to areas where communities have expressed concerns about the federal government dropping off migrants and has the capability to send as many as is necessary to fulfill the requests from mayors and county judges,” said Seth Christensen, chief of media and communications for TDEM, according to the Daily Mail.

“From the Rio Grande Valley to Terrell County, a large majority of the communities that originally reached out for support through this operation have now said that the federal government has stopped dropping migrants in their towns since the governor’s announcement on Wednesday,” he said.

That represented a major difference from the aftermath of Abbott’s announcement last week when he said, “Overnight there were multiple communities in the Rio Grande Valley asking us to provide buses for them, maybe even planes.”

Although the legal foundation of Abbott’s order is uncertain, because the federal government has supreme authority in immigration matters, the value of the plan will be understood once Title 42 expires, according to Fox News.

Title 42 is a public health law that allowed immigration officials to turn back many illegal immigrants on the grounds that they could spread COVID-19 into the U.S. The Biden administration has said it will end enforcement of Title 42 on May 23, leading many to predict even more massive waves of illegal immigrants to spill over the border into America.

“I think it’s going to coincide very much with what’s going on with Title 42 when Biden lets a couple million more people cross over the border — not let them, but invites them,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said, according to Fox.

Paxton said Abbott’s plan is not gesture or gimmick, but a serious response to a difficult situation the Biden administration has allowed to grow worse.

“The governor has a lot to deal with as it relates to the border,” Paxton said. “And he’s got a federal government that is betraying the state of Texas, betraying the American people, and I think (Gov. Abbott) is just trying to figure out what he can do to protect the people of Texas.”

On Monday, Abbott met with the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition in El Paso and indicated he has no plans to back down.

“Texans demand and deserve an aggressive, comprehensive strategy to secure our border — not President Biden’s lackluster leadership,” Abbott said in a statement.

“As the federal government continues to roll back commonsense policies that once kept our communities safe, our local law enforcement has stepped up to protect Texans from dangerous criminals, deadly drugs and illegal contraband flooding into the Lone Star State.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – For better or worse, The View is the highest-rated television program in its time slot, with millions of viewers – primarily women – tuning in daily.

So, like it or not, the program is influential with a segment of adult, voting-age Americans.

And yet, instead of being a balanced program when it comes to the political views expressed by the show’s co-hosts, it is dominated by hard-left opinions.

Case in point.

During a recent episode of The View, after playing a clip if Democrat strategist James Carville telling Democrats to stop whining, Joy Behar stated her belief that if the Republicans return to power at the federal level, they will destroy the country and turn it into an autocracy like Hungary and Poland.

According to Behar, after discussing her view of what is happening in Hungary and Poland:

“They are censoring journalists. That will happen here. That will happen here I think if the Republicans are back in power. You can see that they’re intractable right now. You cannot reason with these people. They are shameless. And they will destroy us. I sound like it’s hyperbole but I’ve been around a long time and I’ve seen what can happen.”