The multimillionaire from Utah once wanted to go to the White House – now the Republican is ending his political career as a senator. Ideologically, he has recently broken more frequently with his party’s line.
The former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not want to run for senator for the state of Utah a second time in 2024. At the end of another term in office, I would be in my mid-eighties, said the 76-year-old in a video message on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Frankly, it’s time for a new generation of leaders.” Neither President Joe Biden (80) nor his predecessor Donald Trump (77) would adequately lead their parties on important future issues regarding the national budget and foreign policy, Romney said.
Romney repeatedly opposed the Republican president’s policies during Trump’s term in office. Romney also voted to impeach Trump in the Senate in 2020 and 2021. Recently, he was increasingly seen as isolated in his party – in which many continue to support Trump. Trump is currently running for his party’s presidential nomination in the election at the end of 2024.
Romney, a Mormon, was governor of the state of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and lost to Democrat Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. In November 2018 he won the Senate election in Utah. He began his six-year term in January 2019. Before his political career, he was a successful businessman and is a multimillionaire.
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