Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement

Breitbart: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced in a video message on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his current term — after serving four decades in the U.S. Senate.


Hatch announced that there comes a time for each good fighter to hang up the gloves. “For me, that time is soon approaching.”

“After much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to retire at the end of this term,” said Hatch. He said he will miss serving in the Senate but looks forward to time with family, especially his wife Elaine.

“I may be leaving the Senate, but the next chapter in my public service is just beginning,” added Hatch.

Former Massachusetts Gov. and failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been widely speculated as a candidate to replace Hatch.  video

16 Comments on Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement

  1. He’s only gonna be 84….surely there’s more tread on his tire….Hell, Pelosi is only 150 and her tires is flat….

  2. Must have been a hell of a PowerPoint presentation to Hatch by the Nevertrump club. Lots of pics of Hatch’s family and pets, I bet.

    Now we get to watch a desperate, grasping Mitt making another pathetic, embarrassing spectacle of himself as he tries desperately to get into the DC gravy train. I thought the dinner with Trump would end his obsession, but the man apparently has no self-respect. Utah, you can do better.

  3. Mitt just needs to join the clintons, bushes and the rest whose expiration dates are well past.
    This, coming from a guy who voted for him twice, reluctantly. First as a senatorial candidate in Mass against Ted Kennedy in 1994 and then again as a presidential candidate against obama in 2012.

    Please Utah. Don’t even go there. Dude is a perennial loser and a never trumper.

  4. I understood him wanting to be POTUS. That is never going to happen so why not enjoy his wife and family? Why does a 70 year old guy want to take a senator position that is going to keep him tied up in DC. Enough already. Have some dignity.

  5. As a 5th generation Utah Mormon who’s great great grandparents left Europe, carrying everything they owned on their backs to come to Utah so they could worship as they pleased, I would like to thank mo for his/her thoughtful suggestions as to what we should do with our Mormon shithole.

  6. I’d prefer they leave after a maximum of two consecutive terms.
    The worst cases are the ones that hang on for decades & only leave carried out in a body bag, which doesn’t happen until their staff is forced to admit they’re no long alive. Kind of a Weekend at Bernie’s thing.

  7. Bro. Romney doesn’t have the broad appeal in Utah that he once enjoyed. Still, what is left will probably be enough to win the Republican nomination.

    There have been a lot of people dreaming of this day. Hatch has been a formidable incumbent, summarily destroying all comers. I figure to see at least a half dozen Republican candidates by the filing deadline. John-boy might even come out of the cold of Russia to campaign.

    It may well be that Democrat Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams, decided to challenge Mia Love because of this very scenario. It is a good bet that Love (or more appropriately, Love’s handlers) will make a play for Senate, which would leave McAdams facing a weaker Republican candidate.

    The nevertrumpers are a pretty significant force in the State Republican Party. Any Trump supporting candidate will have to walk a very narrow tightrope to get out of convention.

    I don’t hold out much hope for getting anything better than what is retiring, and without the seniority.

    There is still a lot of time before the filing deadline. Hatch can always change his mind. Things have to be pretty bad when I want Hatch to stay, and they are pretty bad.

  8. Islam and Mormonism have one thing in common; they were both founded by men who claim to have received a gospel different from the one Paul preached, and from an angel from heaven no less. Paul specifically, prophetically warned us against that very thing; Galatians 1:8.

    By the way, the “angel” Moroni (Moron? I?) claimed to have once been a mortal man. Angels are not ghosts; dead people do not become angels. That is a Roman Catholic myth; angels are a separate creation. Dead people no more become angels than ponies become horses. Sure, after the resurrection we will become LIKE angles, but Jesus never said we would BECOME angels, but rather that we would JUDGE angels.

    The biggest problem I have with Mormons is their teachings about the Trinity. They teach that it is a three-being committee, where two of the members were created by the first. They teach that Jesus’ office in the Trinity used to belong to another, his “brother” Satan. But, like the Scientologists, the Mormons don’t talk about this until one is securely a member.


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