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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R) will not run for reelection to the Senate for a second term. Romney’s announcement came Wednesday, Sept. 13 via video posted to social media where he cites his age as the main reason for stepping aside.

Frankly, it is 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.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R)

“At the end of another term I’d be in my mid 80’s,” Romney said. “Frankly, it is 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.”

In 2020, during an impeachment trial, Romney voted to convict then-President Donald Trump of abuse of power, making Romney the first Senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a member of his own party.

As Romney plans to step aside once his term is up in Jan. 2025, he is calling on President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump to do the same.

Romney, 76, was elected to the Senate in Utah in 2018. Previously, he served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

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REPUBLICAN SENATOR MITT ROMNEY OF UTAH HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION IN 20-24.

HE BELIEVES IT IS TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGES AHEAD — CITING HIS AGE AS THE MAIN REASON NOT TO RUN FOR ANOTHER TERM.

ROMNEY ENCOURAGED THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL FRONT RUNNERS OF BOTH PARTIES TO FOLLOW SUIT —

SAYING BOTH PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP NEED TO STEP ASIDE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

ROMNEY WAS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 20-12 AND SERVED A TERM AS MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR.

ROMNEY RECEIVED HEAVY CRITICISM OVER HIS DECISION TO VOTE TO IMPEACH TRUMP IN 2021 —

THE ONLY REPUBLICAN TO DO SO.

WHILE STRATEGISTS BELIEVE IT WOULD HAVE MADE FOR A CHALLENGING 2024 CAMPAIGN — ROMNEY BELIEVES HE STILL WOULD HAVE WON RE-ELECTION IN THE SENATE.