Congress’ longest-serving Republican senator is getting ready to step down- and Mitt Romney wants to take his place. Sources close to Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch are floating retirement rumors. Most of the 83-year-old constituents want him to step down.
Romney has been idling on the sidelines for a few years and is getting bored. He’s lost so many elections that it would be an ego boost to book even an easy win. Utahans still love him.
“If he decides to run, he would be the leading voice of the Republican Party, and Utah would be his home,” a Utah newspaper gushed. “Utah would be lucky if Romney decides to run.”
The rest of the country probably won’t be as thrilled about Romney’s return to politics, but it’s possible that he’ll be a boon to Congress. President Trump needs fresh blood to support his agenda.
Like a typical Washington politician, Sen. Hatch refused to confirm the story.
“Senator Hatch is focused on leading the Senate’s efforts to pass historic tax reform, confirming strong judges to courts around the country, and continuing to fight through the gridlock to deliver results for Utah. He has not made a final decision about whether or not to seek reelection, but plans to by the end of the year,” a Hatch spokesman sniped at The Atlantic.
Sources close to both Hatch and Romney, however, insist that both men seriously intend to make the swap.
In other words, get ready to start hearing about Mitt Romney all the time again.
Maybe Hillary Clinton will be able to find some hole willing to elect her and they can both run.
(Source: The Atlantic)