On Thursday, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), who is 82, announced her retirement. In a statement, she said:
After 31 years in the United States Congress, representing the people of Westchester, Rockland, Queens and the Bronx, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2020.
It is my deep honor and privilege to serve my community and my country, and I will always be grateful to the people who have entrusted me to represent them. I am proud of the help my office has provided to thousands of constituents on matters ranging from health insurance and veterans’ benefits to Social Security and student loans.
Take heart, New Yorkers. Though Chelsea Clinton actually lives in Manhattan, the New York Post reported last fall that her loving parents had the foresight to purchase the house next door to theirs in Chappaqua for Chelsea and her family. All Chelsea has to do is to declare that house as her legal residence, and presto, she’s qualified to represent the district in Congress. Kind of like how her mother bought a house in the state so she could run for the Senate in 2000.
In November, the Post reported that Chelsea was considering a run for public office. The Clintons have apparently been waiting for this very opportunity. Though I’m sure Chelsea would have preferred to make her political debut in the Senate, opportunity has knocked and she will likely answer.
I wonder if Lowey was truly ready to retire or if she needed a little persuading. You know how good the Clintons are at that kind of thing.
If Chelsea serves a term or two in the House, then a term in the Senate, she could be ready for the presidency by 2028 or certainly by 2032. Oh, what fun!