Romney not seeking re-election to Senate after only one term

By Jen Krausz on
 September 17, 2023

Utah RINO Sen. Mitt Romney has decided not to run for a second term in the upper chamber, knowing that although he fooled former President Donald Trump into supporting his last campaign, it won't work a second time.

Romney said his decision was in large part due to his age, 76, adding that he didn't think a second term would be as effective as a first one.

He called for a "new generation of leaders" to take over and blasted both Trump and President Joe Biden for not leading their respective parties to deal with the big problems facing the country, which he said included "mounting national debt, climate change, and the ambitious authoritarians of Russia and China."

Romney begged Trump for his endorsement back in 2018, but after Trump gave it, he turned on the then-president and savaged him every chance he got, including voting twice to impeach him.

The Utah senator said he would probably win if he did run again, and polls seem to bear this out.

It's a solidly Republican state, so his replacement should not threaten the Senate's makeup.