NPR: Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire, Adding To Record GOP Exodus From Congress
There are 31 House Republicans leaving their seats open this fall. The last time a party had nearly that many retirements during a midterm year was when Democrats lost control of Congress in 1994.
Another one bites the dust: “Shameless” Darrell Issa, a GOP congressman from California who made a name for himself as an obstructionist during the Obama administration and as the leader of the Benghazi investigation, is the 19th GOP congressperson to announce his retirement ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. That makes a record total of 31 Republicans vacating their current posts. As the midterm races start to take shape, it begs the question: who else will jump ship?