Sen. Mitt Romney says he will not run for re-electionSep 14, 2023
We have breaking news and it is important in the political world. Senator Mitt Romney
sayshe won't run for a second term and
says, and I quote here, that it's time for a new generation to step up and shape the world they're going to live in. on NBC Julie Surkin is on Capitol Hill for us and she's also with us Eugene Daniels, White House Political Correspondent, let me start with you Julie, what else did Mitt Romney say about why he made this decision? Yes, Chris, he tweeted a video statement about his office. In fact, down the hall from where I am now, he's going to brief the press more in a couple of minutes, but he highlighted his work in the Senate, he also highlighted the political polarization, obviously, this is someone who voted to convict the former president. during that impeachment trial after January 6. he was on opposite sides as the former president did many times.
This is someone who he had liked his time in the Senate. He enjoyed his time here. He points out in his video statement of him that he was part of many important. pieces of legislation, from coveted relief funds to electoral counting reform, he was someone when I followed him here Chris, who has often worked across the aisle, was part of important bipartisan discussions when it came to the plan of infrastructure when it comes to all of these things that frankly we haven't seen much of in recent years as Washington has been very divided, but decided that the senator, who is in his 70s, decided that he
willnot run for re
electionto the end of his current term in Utah.
It is also a state that has changed politically, we saw that during the last
electionas well and it is no secret that he serves here with Senator Mike Lee, with whom he does not always agree, is not always on the same page, etc. Now Romney in this shocking statement announcing that he
willnot seek re-election and that he will not run for office again. We hope to get something else for him in a couple of minutes when he talks to the press. Thank you.
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