Utah Senator Mitt Romney announced that he will not run for re-election.
The announcement was made on X (formerly Twitter).
My message to Utahns on my Senate reelection plan: pic.twitter.com/kgbsfIxMeR
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 13, 2023
The news came as a welcome surprise heading into the 2024 election season.
Mitt Romney’s approval rating increased with his constituents over the past three years.
Despite this, a report from the Salt Lake City Tribune said the GOP wanted him to retire.
The reality he is facing, then, is pretty straightforward. There is no way a Democrat will pose a threat to him if he can get the GOP nomination. In fact, Democrats and independents have a better impression of him overall and are more supportive of another run than Republicans.
But that doesn’t matter if Romney can’t get the nomination. Only 36% of Utah Republicans say he should run again.
The republican party support has moved away from politicians like Romney.
Mitt Romney’s continued feud with President Donald Trump further led to the divide with the people he represents.
In 2012, President Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president when he ran against Obama.
Since then, Romney has gone against Donald Trump at every turn.
Romney called President Trump a phony in speech in 2016.
President Trump didn’t hold back against Romney in his reply to these statements.
The animosity between the two men continued throughout Donald Trump’s presidency.
Romney repeatedly went against President Trump and sided with democrats.
This includes voting to convict President Trump on his first impeachment.
For the second impeachment, Romney was one of five republicans to vote against Rand Paul’s motion to dismiss.
President Trump was pretty excited to see the news.
BREAKING: Mitt Romney announces he will NOT seek re-election to the Senate in 2024
President Trump released a statement in all caps celebrating👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/RO6NcyKaSp
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) September 13, 2023
Many other people expressed their happiness over the announcement.
Mitt Romney just announced that he will NOT seek re-election.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 13, 2023
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) September 13, 2023
MAGA has ousted Paul Ryan, Ben Sasse, Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney and soon Mitt Romney from Washington, DC
This is what winning looks like pic.twitter.com/idrykwSMIs
— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) September 13, 2023
Utah has a chance to put a real republican in office to represent them in Washington DC.
Romney went out of his way to go against his party.
He voted against Trump in both impeachments.
Then, he marched with BLM.
Continuing his democrat shilling, he refused to endorse President Trump during the 2020 election.
He was the first republican senator to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning.
There was one thing he was right about, we need a new generation of leaders to step up.
That new generation needs to Make America Great Again!