United States: Mitt Romney announces his political retirement to “make way for a new generation”

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passation Defeated by Barack Obama, Mitt Romney announced that, at 76 years old, he would not run for another term as senator of Utah < p>United States: Mitt Romney announces his political retirement to “make way for a new generation”” /></p>
<p> Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to media after announcing that he would not be running for Senate again, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. (Graeme Sloan /Sipa USA)/48331728//2309140021 — <em class=Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA/SIPA

American senator Mitt Romney, unsuccessful candidate for the presidency the presidential election against Barack Obama, announced Wednesday that he would not show up again. a new mandate.

“I’ve been involved in the industry for 25 years. in the public service, in one way or another,” declared the 76-year-old Republican in a press release. « It is frankly time to make way for “a new generation of leaders,” continued the senator whose term ends in January 2025.

The announcement by Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts , intervenes at the time when America is going through deep debates about the aging of its political class, including concerns about the health of the population. by Mitch McConnell (81 years old).

Opponent of; Trump

“ We are faced with “We face critical challenges — from our national debt to climate change to the authoritarian ambitions of Russia and China,” he said, arguing that neither President Biden, 80, , nor his rival Donald Trump, 77, were equipped to face it.

In 2012, the Republican with a moderate tone and positions had carried the vote. the republican colors face to face Barack Obama, without success. He had been Elected to the Senate in November 2018, where he had embodied one of the most critical Republican voices in the world Donald Trump, then president.

Romney had also voted for to convict Donald Trump during his two impeachment trials. The former president greeted a “fantastic short story” on his Truth Social network.