The Corner

Deborah Pryce

is out as conference chair. “While I know we can keep this seat Republican in the future, it will take time and effort.  I believe it is in the best interest of the party and the Conference that I keep my focus on my district for the next two years and ensure this seat remains safely in Republican hands.”

In other words, she’s leaving to spend more time with her constituents.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.