Thursday, January 30, 2014
Waxman to Retire
It is with considerable sadness that I report the announcement that Representative Henry Waxman, who, over his career has been one of the most consistent and outspoken defender of liberal values in the House, has announced that he is retiring at the end of this term. This is a safe Democratic seat, but there are Democrats and Democrats. Given the sort of weak Congressmen who have represented adjacent Democratic districts, it is very unlikely that Waxman's replacement will be anything like his equal.