It appears that the Democrats are losing yet another one of their own. On Tuesday, Rhode Island’s Representative David Cicilline announced that he will be leaving Congress in June to become the President and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. This news comes as a shock to many, as Cicilline has served in Congress since 2011.
WOW! @davidcicilline announces he is leaving office June 1, 2023 pic.twitter.com/wvCqpQDEiG
— Luke Barr (@LukeLBarr) February 21, 2023
In a statement, Cicilline expressed his gratitude for the support of his constituents and the many organizations and individuals he has partnered with over the past twelve years. He also expressed his excitement for the opportunity to have a more direct and meaningful impact on the lives of Rhode Islanders.
Cicilline is not the only Democrat to announce their departure from Congress recently. Earlier this month, Ukrainian-born GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz announced that she will not seek reelection in 2024, and last week, longtime Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced that she would not seek reelection either.
It seems that the Democrats are having a hard time keeping their members in office. It’s no surprise that they are losing more and more members, as their policies are becoming increasingly unpopular with the American people. It’s clear that the Democrats are struggling to keep up with the changing times and the changing tides of public opinion.
The departure of Cicilline is yet another blow to the Democrats, and it’s likely that they will have difficulty finding someone to replace him. It’s a shame to see such a long-serving member of Congress leave, but it’s also a reminder of how quickly things can change in politics.
It’s unclear what this means for the future of the Democratic Party, but one thing is for sure: they need to start looking for new members if they want to remain competitive in the upcoming elections.
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