Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Ready to “pass the torch.”
The Democratic senator from Vermont and the enthusiastic chairman of the Senate announced Monday that he will not run for re-election. Leahy has served in the Senate since 1975 and is the longest serving senator, Axios Note. He is also the fourth longest serving senator in US history. according to CNN, and is third in the presidential line of succession.
“Time to put down the hammer,” Leahy said. “Time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter, who will continue this work for our great nation. Time to go home.”
Notice Arrive later Politico previously reported that Leahy was “tilting towards” running for another term in 2022 and told colleagues he believed he was the “only Democrat who could win” his seat. . Leahy has hospitalized earlier this year after “feeling unwell.”
Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Considered the most likely successor after Leahy’s retirement, NS Post Noteand in her speech, Leahy praising Welch is “remarkable.” Welch react to notice by Called it a “historic and bittersweet day,” he did not disclose whether he would run for office.
https://theweek.com/democrats/1007140/patrick-leahy-longest-serving-senator-announces-retirement-its-time-to-come-home | Patrick Leahy, longest serving senator, announces retirement: ‘Time to go home’