In a video posted to Twitter, the 83-year-old Utah senator said he was "deeply grateful" to serve as a senator, saying he has "always been a fighter" and now is looking forward to spending more time with family. Orrin Hatch (R) announcing his retirement after more than four decades in the Senate. Three-quarters of Utahans said it was time for someone else to serve in the Senate, according to a poll late past year by the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah.
"Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves".
Hatch said, "I may be leaving the Senate, but the next chapter in my public service is just beginning".
"That's why, after much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I've made a decision to retire at the end of this term", Hatch said. The dispute occurred as Republicans pushed a near $1.5 trillion, 10-year tax cut for businesses and individuals through the Senate Finance Committee over Democrats' objections.
Mitt Romney, former MA governor and GOP presidential nominee, is expected to run for Hatch's seat.
If President Donald Trump's election marked a radical new era for the Republican Party, the 2018 midterm elections might offer something of a throwback. And the president used a speech in Salt Lake City to say that he hoped Mr. Hatch would "continue to serve your state and your country in the Senate for a very long time to come".
"The Utah Republican Party is quite conservative", said Phill Wright, a member of the state Republican central committee and a former party vice chairman.
Hatch chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee and was a major force in getting a tax overhaul through Congress and signed into law in December.
Romney maintains residence in Utah and was the president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee before going on to serve as governor of MA and challenge Barack Obama as the Republican nominee in the 2012 presidential election.
"Senator Hatch has represented the interests of Utah with distinction and honor", Romney wrote. Should they decide to run, their presence might be a welcome bit of nostalgia to GOP voters tired by Trump's presidency; but they could also provide an unwelcome flashback.
Romney repeatedly assailed the president during the 2016 campaign, calling Trump "a fraud", and Trump returned the favor, stating that Romney "choked like a dog" in the 2012 race.
For months, Hatch's political future has been on the minds of Republican strategists and officials, many of whom expected him to step down at some at some point soon after the tax bill was completed.
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