Another Dem Rep announces retirement ahead 2024 election
Another Democratic Congress member has announced retirement ahead of the 2024 election.
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) released a statement this week revealing her plans to leave the House of Representatives.
Longtime Dem Rep Announces Retirement Ahead Of 2024https://t.co/4wujqSqK6o
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 22, 2023
"Eshoo had been serving in the House since 1993 where she represented three different constituencies — California’s 14th, 18th, and 16th Congressional Districts," the Daily Caller reported.
"The congresswoman touted her bipartisan work in Congress, where 66 of her bills were signed into law by five different presidents over her tenure, according to the announcement video," it added.
— Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (@RepAnnaEshoo) November 21, 2023
“I’m choosing this beautiful season of thanksgiving to announce that I will not seek re-election, and I do so with a heart filled with unending gratitude to you, my magnificent constituents,” Eshoo said in her video.
“For three decades, you’ve given me your trust, and I’ve given every fiber of my being to live up to the sacred trust in every way possible. Whether it’s been in community centers, city halls, classrooms, or companies — you’ve invited me into your lives, your homes, and your hearts. And this has enriched my representation of the most distinguished congressional district in our country," she continued.
Eshoo plans to finish her current, leaving the seat open for new contenders next year.
The seat is likely to remain Democrat, though no other candidates have been announced so far in the race.
The retirement adds to dozens of Congress members stepping down or running for other offices next year, leading to a likely major shakeup that could shift power in Washington.
The changes add to what could be a major upheaval in a likely rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden next year, with Trump facing dozens of charges and Biden facing an impeachment inquiry.