Rep. John Dingell Is Latest Democrat to Announce Retirement
Dingell, 87, will retire after 58 years in the House. The far left Democrat replaced his father in Congress 58 years ago.
The Detroit Free Press reported:
U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career umatched in its longevity and singular in its influence and sweep.
Dingell, 87, told the Free Press that he’d reached the decision to retire at the end of his current term — his 29th full one — rather than run for re-electon because it was time, given a list of achievementsthat any other member of Congress would envy, and his continued frustration over partisan gridlock.
It comes at a time when many members of both parties are moving toward the exits in both the House and Senate. Michigan and metro Detroit are not only losing Dingell but U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, a widely respected Democrat with 35 years’ experience, who announced his retirement last year.
The rats are jumping ship.