Good News!

Tommy “The Commie” Harkin is one of the most liberal members of the Senate. He is retiring.

Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin told the Associated Press on Saturday that he will not seek a sixth term in the chamber.

“It’s just time to step aside,” Harkin said.

Harkin, who is 73 years old, serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as well as the Appropriations subcommittee that handles the budgets for many of the same agencies. He passed up a chance to become chairman of the full Appropriations Committee after the death of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, late last year.

When he made that decision, the self-described liberal told CQ Roll Call that he did not feel the need to impress anyone anymore.

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One Response to Good News!

  1. PhoneGuy says:

    I would be greeting this with cheers but my pessimistic side tells me that the GOP will never run a strong candidate (or probably one who will make some idiotic remark about rape or abortion at the height of the campaign) and the Democrats will vote in a candidate who is even more to the left (and I do beleive that’s possible) than Harkin. Tell me I’m wrong and give me hope, guys, so I can tell my pessimistic side to “sit down and shut up”.