|>> Since then, 104 of them (43%) have either retired, been defeated, or are forgoing reelection in 2020.”|
Do you think this is unusual? (Keeping in mind there aren't likely to be all that many more unless they die).
Old people retire; some get beaten. It happens.
Most importantly, they tend to be replaced with members of the same party, but people who are younger and can be around a while.
I wouldn't get too excited about it at this point. I don't think Dems have taken the full measure of today's loss yet. When they figure it out, they may be wanting to retire, too.