Leftist Congressman Henry Waxman Retires, Blames Tea Party

Matthew Burke
Tea Party News Network

Far-left congressman from California, Henry Waxman, a 40-year House veteran, announced his retirement Wednesday, blaming the pro-constitution, limited government Tea Party movement.

“It’s been frustrating because of the extremism of Tea Party Republicans,” said Waxman. “Nothing seems to be happening.” Waxman may have forgotten about Obamacare, which is a takeover of 1/6 of the American economy, placing the nation’s healthcare system under control of politicians and bureaucrats.

Waxman joins a growing surge of democrats who have recently announced that they will not seek re-election.




Related:   She’s baaaaaack. Sandra Fluke may seek Henry Waxman House seat 

…Fluke’s LinkedIn account describes her as a “social justice advocate” in the “greater Los Angeles area” and she’s active on Twitter promoting causes related to women’s health, safety and equality. She also tweeted Thursday to congratulate Waxman on his retirement…



Also at the site,  Henry Waxman to retire

…From his Los Angeles-area seat, Waxman — along with former Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) — spent decades building a Democratic machine in California, influencing the makeup of the state’s delegation and building a power base in Washington.

The Golden State’s delegation has undergone a drastic remaking since 2012. In 2012, veteran Rep. David Dreier (R) retired, and in 2014, the GOP will lose Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon. Former Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, a 40-year veteran of the House, was defeated in 2012, and Democrats will be without Waxman and Miller in 2014.

Waxman has plenty of legislation to his credit — including serving as a major force behind Obamacare, Medicare expansion and a cap-and-trade bill that passed the House and died in the Senate…


Update:  Former Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel Announces Run for Henry Waxman’s Seat



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