Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection to the Senate. In his retirement speech on Wednesday, he criticized both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
In a video message, Romney listed what he described as critical issues, including rising national debt and the climate crisis, and said “neither President Biden nor former President Trump are leading their party to confront those issues.”
Romney also emphasized the need for a new generation of leadership.
“At the end of another term, I’d be in my mid-80s,” the 76-year-old lawmaker said. “Frankly, it’s 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.”
“While I’m not running for re-election, I’m not retiring from the fight,” Romney said, after criticizing both President Biden and former President Trump for failing to provide solutions to issues like the national debt and global warming. “I’ll be your United States Senator until January of 2025.”
Romney is married to Ann Romney.
Who is Ann Romney?
Ann Lois Romney was born on April 16, 1949. She is an author and philanthropist. From 2003 to 2007, Romney was First Lady of Massachusetts, while her husband served as governor.
She attended the private Kingswood School there, where she dated Mitt. She converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1966. She attended Brigham Young University (BYU).
She married Mitt in 1969, and in 1975 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French.
She was involved in a number of children’s charities, including Operation Kids. She actively participated in the presidential campaign trail when her husband threw his hat into the race to the White House in 2008 and again in 2012. The second time, he was the Republican Party nominee, although he lost to former President Barack Obama.
Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and is dependent on an array of mainstream and alternative treatments to live her life without any restrictions. She had competed professionally in the Grand Prix as well. In 2014 she opened the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Ann and Mitt Romney have five sons, born between 1970 and 1981. In addition, they also have twenty-four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.