House GOP adds 13 Dems to ‘Exit List’

With Republicans focused on taking back the House of Representatives in next year’s midterm elections, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Tuesday it had added more than a dozen Democrats to its “Exit List” of lawmakers who could be unseated in 2022 or otherwise walk away from Congress.

The 13 representatives placed on the watch list include three New Yorkers: Reps. Jerry Nadler, Tom Suozzi and Sean Patrick Maloney — the latter the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

“Every House Democrat has a choice to make over the Thanksgiving holiday: retire or lose. So far 17 Democrats have made the smart choice to quit,” NRCC chair Rep. Tom Emmer (R‑Minn.) told Fox News, which first reported on the effort.

The list’s expansion follows a spate of announcements by Democratic House members of their intention to retire or run for other office. 

Over the weekend, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D‑Texas) became the 17th House Democrat to announce they wou …

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