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Utah Senator Mitt Romney introduced Wednesday that he won’t search re-election in 2024.
Romney is understood within the Senate as a frequent bipartisan negotiator and was the one Republican within the Senate to twice vote to convict former President Trump after separate impeachment trials. Romney, 76, indicated in a video assertion that he could be in his mid-eighties by the tip of his subsequent time period, and mentioned he was selecting to make room for brand new voices.
“Though I cannot run for re-election, I cannot retire from the wrestle,” he mentioned.
However he mentioned: “It’s time for a brand new era of leaders. They’re the individuals who need to make the selections that may form the world by which they are going to reside.”
Romney spent greater than 25 years in public service, together with because the Republican Celebration’s presidential nominee in 2012. Announcement This comes as Republicans goal to regain management of the Senate subsequent yr.