BREAKING: Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement – Will Not Seek Reelection
Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the longest serving Republican Senator in U.S. history, announced Tuesday he is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term.
Orrin Hatch is 83 years old.
This is a blow to the Trump administration. Trump encouraged Orrin Hatch to run for re-election.
Trump and Bannon have been working to block RINO hack Mitt Romney from running for the Utah Senate seat.
Mitt Romney has until March 15 to file for Hatch’s Senate seat.
Orrin Hatch’s announcement via Twitter:
Hatch said after much prayer and discussion with his family he is announcing his retirement.
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 2, 2018