This announcement comes as good news for many conservatives out there.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who has been in public service for 25 years, has just announced on Wednesday, September 13 that he will not be running for re-election, instead choosing to retire at the end of his term.
His announcement comes as a surprise to many people who have watched him over the years and highlights the need for fresh leadership in our nation.
My message to Utahns on my Senate reelection plan: pic.twitter.com/kgbsfIxMeR
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 13, 2023
Born 1947, Romney came from a political family.
He sought the Republican nomination for President in 2008 but lost to Senator John McCain.
Four years later, he secured it and ran again against then-President Barack Obama.
After his 2012 loss, Romney returned to private life until 2018 when he ran for U.S. Senate seat from Utah being vacated by retiring Senator Orrin Hatch and won it in January 2019.
In the Senate, Romney occasionally positioned himself as a moderate Republican willing to criticize Donald Trump during his 2016 election cycle and voting to convict Trump in his first impeachment trial early 2020 – earning both praise and criticism along the way.
In an official statement released via Twitter, Romney expressed appreciation for working with colleagues on legislative achievements but noted that “at the end of another term, I’d be in my mid-80s” making it time “for a new generation of leaders” who can shape their future world better than themselves – especially given pressing challenges such as mounting national debt, climate change and ambitious authoritarians like Russia and China who threaten global security.
In addition, Romney took aim at both the Biden administration and former Trump’s lack of action on these issues – stressing that “political motivations too often impede…solutions.”