All good things must come to an end, and it seems that longtime Senator Orrin Hatch isn’t taking any chances with his remaining time on this planet.
That’s why Hatch announced today that he will be returning from the U.S. Senate at the end of his current term, signaling a massive change for the State of Utah who has previously enjoyed his service in a big way. Hatch made the statement via a recorded message published on Twitter:
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 2, 2018
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“Hatch announced that there comes a time for each good fighter to hang up the gloves. ‘For me, that time is soon approaching.’
“’After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to retire at the end of this term,’ said Hatch. He said he will miss serving in the Senate but looks forward to time with family, especially his wife Elaine.
“’I may be leaving the Senate, but the next chapter in my public service is just beginning,’ added Hatch.”
Now, with 2018 already shaping up to be a blockbuster year at the polls, this will put The Beehive State back into the mix for the democrats who have so far been hanging their hopes for relevancy on the upcoming midterm elections.
This optimism for the democrats may very well be tempered, however, by the possibility of Mitt Romney returning to the public eye to run for Hatch’s spot on the Senate.
Romney, a vocal opponent of President Trump, has spend an inordinate amount of time over the last year thrusting himself back into the political spotlight of America, leading to great speculation over his future plans for Utah and beyond.
The former republican presidential candidate isn’t exactly a perfect match for America, however, as his progressive leanings have long irked the American conservative base. Now, after coming out as an avid “anti-Trumper”, Romney has fallen even further into obscurity as the nation eyes a return to its populist roots.