Mitt Romney, a senator from Utah, declared on Wednesday that he would not run for office again in 2024.
Romney is a well-known bipartisan negotiator in the Senate and was the only Republican senator to support the conviction of former President Trump twice after separate impeachment trials. In a video address, Romney, 76, stated that he will be in his mid-80s by the end of another term and that he is choosing to allow room for fresh perspectives.
“While I’m not running for reelection, I’m not retiring from the fight,” he said.
But, he said, “it’s time for a new generation of leaders. They’re the ones that need to make the decisions that will shape the world they will be living in.”
Romney has over 25 years of experience in the public sector, including serving as the Republican Party’s front-runner for president in 2012. His remarks come as Republicans prepare to regain the Senate in 2019.