Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday that she will not run for reelection in 2022, becoming the latest House Democrat to bow out of Congress ahead of what is expected to be a difficult election year for the party.
NB: She won her district by 60 points in 2020, the district went 78% for Biden, and her reelection was not expected to be difficult. But The Hill needs to do the “we’re so non-partisan we’ll ignore facts” thing.
In 1978, while she was serving as an aide to the late Rep. Leo Ryan (D-Calif.), Speier survived being shot five times during a fact-finding mission to Jonestown in Guyana. Ryan was killed during that trip.