So what do we know about these recent retirees other than the majority of them are from safe Republican districts? Well, age could have played a role in many of these departures. Combined, these seven retirees share about 150 years of experience in the House and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, for instance, is the second-longest serving House member, having first been elected in 1978. But only two — King (75) and Sensenbrenner (76) — are actually older than 70. The others are still in their early-to-mid 60s, which isn’t that far off from 58, which is the average age of a congressional member in the 116th Congress. In fact, because Reps. John Shimkus of Illinois, Mac Thornberry of Texas and Greg Walden of Oregon are all still in their early 60s, the relatively young age of these retirees reinforces the idea that Republicans might have misgivings about winning back the House. The article suggests that these retirements came about because they felt the GOP cannot win back the House in 2020. And, it’s my guess they’re Never Trumpers who know the president won’t support their reelection. So, the question is: Will the RNC come up with viable, pro-Trump candidates for these positions? And, will they be able to beat the leftists the DNC and people like George Soros will put up to take their seats? And, finally, will enough independents support the president to help elect his people to these and other seats? The future of the country is going to be decided in 2020. More of this @ There Are Now 18 House Republicans Retiring. What Does This Mean For 2020?