Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, and Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., left, walk from the West Wing to speak to reporters after a meeting with President Trump on Monday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

The longest-serving Republican senator in American history is finally ready to call it quits.

Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch announced on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will leave the Senate at the end of his current term, after 42 years in his seat.

Hatch’s retirement kicks off an open race for a reliably Republican Senate seat, and one worry for Trump is that one of his biggest GOP critics could replace the Utah senator: Mitt Romney, whose name has been at the top of the list for the GOP nomination for months. Read more at NPR.



  1. What a shame. He was an ohev Yisroel. Wears a mezuzah around his neck. Helped greatly with Rubashkin. We will miss him. The “shomer” did nothing while this goy tzedek did all he could.


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