House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is going to lose her job, insiders and experts all agree.
And the latest move from Texas makes that all but certain.
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Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and that greatly decreases the Democratic Party’s chances of retaining the House of Representatives.
The maps were approved late Monday night despite outcry from Democrats over what they claimed was a rushed redistricting process crammed into a 30-day session.
GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign off on the changes.
Republicans have said they followed the law in defending the maps, which protect Texas by pulling more GOP-leaning voters into suburban districts where Democrats have made inroads in recent years.
The maps that overhaul how Texas’ nearly 30 million residents are sorted into political districts — and who is elected to represent them — bookends a highly charged year in the state over voting law. Democratic lawmakers twice walked out on an elections bill that tightened the state’s already strict voting rules, which Republicans call important steps to ensuring voting integrity.
The news from Texas follows a flood of resignations by top Democratic Party House leaders in recent weeks.
Facing uncertain reelection chances, over a dozen Democratic U.S. representatives have announced their resignations or have pursued other elected positions.
If the Republican Party retakes control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022, that’s the end of Pelosi’s long tenure as House speaker.
And according to recent national opinion polls on Pelosi, the end can’t come soon enough for voters. Pelosi has a 37 percent approval rating and a whopping 56 percent disapproval, aggregate polls on RealClearPolitics show.
It seems voters are ready to say, “You’re fired.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article.