Senator Orin Hatch Announces The End of His Political Career
The longest-serving Republican lawmaker in Congress is saying goodbye to politics.
Orin Hatch, a Republican Senator from Utah, has recently announced he will not be seeking re-election when his current term concludes. Many analysts have speculated that this opens the door for another prominent Republican to take his spot — namely former Massachusetts Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Having served under eight administrations during his long career, Hatch is known as one of the more hawkish conservatives in the Senate. During the 2016 presidential election, he stood out as one of the first lawmakers to throw his support behind then-candidate Donald Trump.
Upon learning of his resignation, Trump had nothing but praise for the outgoing senator.
Utah is considered to be a very safe seat for Republicans in the Senate. During presidential general elections, voters in the state have opted for the Democratic option only twice — for Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and for Franklin Roosevelt during each of his four election bids.
Learn more about this outgoing lawmaker by watching the clip below.
~ Liberty Video News