In a surprising development, Democratic North Carolina Representative Kathy Manning has declared her decision not to seek reelection in 2024, attributing it to the alleged gerrymandering of congressional districts by the Republican-led General Assembly. Manning asserts that this strategic move hampers the reelection chances of three North Carolina Democrats, herself included.
In a strongly worded statement, Manning criticized the General Assembly for passing what she deems as "egregiously gerrymandered" districts. She argues that, instead of drawing compact districts that unite communities and allow voters to choose their representatives, Republican leaders prioritized their own partisan interests. The Democrats, it seems, are resorting to blame games rather than acknowledging their own shortcomings.
Today I am announcing that I won't file for re-election in the egregiously gerrymandered Congressional districts, drawn by the Republican-led NCGA.
Read my full statement here: https://t.co/7Danhf0cpF
— Congresswoman Kathy Manning (@RepKManning) December 7, 2023
Conservative organizations swiftly seized the opportunity to highlight the potential consequences of Manning's departure, predicting that the vacant seat will likely be filled by a Republican representative in 2024. It appears that House Democrats are facing challenges as they grapple with the perceived impact of Joe Biden's policies and their shared legislative record.
Delanie Bomar, spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, enthusiastically stated, "After today’s announcement by Kathy Manning, House Republicans just grew our 2024 majority by one seat!" This adds to the Democrats' woes, as they seem to be losing ground at a rapid pace.
Furthermore, the defection of State Representative Tricia Cotham from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party provides a stark illustration of the fractures within the left. Cotham strongly criticized her former party, asserting that the modern-day Democratic Party has become unrecognizable and is quick to vilify anyone with independent thought and innovative solutions. It appears that the Democrats may have lost touch with reality, prioritizing their agenda over genuine public service.
From a conservative perspective, the disarray within the Democratic Party is both amusing and satisfying. Republicans continue to gain momentum, steadily adding seats to their growing majority. It seems evident that the progressive policies and divisive tactics of the left are no longer resonating with the American people. The Democrats should take this as a lesson: abandoning the principles that make this nation great may result in being cast aside and replaced by those who genuinely embrace conservative values.