Tom MacArthur is a Republican congressman from New Jersey who tried the familiar two-step of pretending to be a moderate while being a Trumpista. I am very glad to report that it was announced today that he has lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim, leaving the New Jersey Republican congressional delegation, like the California one, in tatters with just one congressperson from the former five, with some of the lost seats having been held by Republicans for decades. The House is now 229-198 in favor of the Democrats, a swing of 34 seats so far, with eight seats still undecided.
In May 2017, I posted a video of MacArthur getting a well-deserved shellacking from an impassioned but articulate constituent for his support of the Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare after promising not to do so. The infuriated speaker vowed that MacArthur would pay in the 2018 election for his betrayal of his promise and that prediction has come true. In fact, Kim said he was inspired to run because of MacArthur’s vote on the Obamacare bill. (If you cannot see the embedded video, go here.)
Bye, Tom. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.