Being a member of the Democratic Party must be a very stressful occupation at the moment.
With the failings of their President, a 50/50 split in the Senate, a House majority that only passes so-called ‘woke’ legislation, they’re not getting an awful lot done at the moment with the power they have.
However, they may have to get used to taking the back seat once again, as a wave of House retirements and congressional redistricting for 2022, looks set to seriously threaten their majority in the House of Representatives, paving the way for Republicans to take back the House after losing their majority in the 2018 midterms.
The DNC issue
In the 2018 midterms, the Democrats regained control of the House for the first time in 2008, after the Republicans had won and held the House since 2010.
However, their control looks to be slipping away, as a number of issues face the party in the upcoming 2022 midterms.
The Democrats lost 13 seats to the Republicans in 2020, taking their majority down to a lowly 4.
However, with numerous Democrat Representatives set to retire in 2022, many seats will be up for grabs for the Republicans to take back and regain control.
This is not the only issue facing the Democrats, as congressional redistricting is set to take place before 2022, with the census giving both Texas and Florida, and an extra seat in the House.
Not only does this effectively guarantee the Republicans two extra seats, but it also allows Republican-dominated state legislatures to draft up new district maps, which will allow red seats to stay red and force Democrats to fight for the same seats available.
However, the Democrats will be allowed to do the same with their heavily dominated blue states of California, Illinois, and New York, but this will do little to stop the Republicans from regaining control of the House.
Allies of the Democratic Party, on Twitter and in the mainstream media, appear especially worried about the possibility of a red wave occurring in 2022, assuming the Republicans don’t shoot themselves in the foot.