McConnell Statement On Senator Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding Senator Mitt Romney’s announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2024: 

“The U.S. Senate is known to attract bright and proven public servants. However, we rarely get to welcome new Senators already as accomplished and well-regarded as Mitt Romney. The Senate has been fortunate to call our friend from Utah a colleague these past four and a half years, and I am sorry to learn that he will depart our ranks at the end of next year.

“The junior Senator for Utah has made remarkably efficient use of his brief tenure in the Senate to deliver on important promises to people he represents – from sensible management of America’s public lands to reduced reliance on China for critical supply chains.

“Senator Romney’s experience as an executive made him an impactful presence from Day One. His experience as a campaigner made him a dogged spokesman for worthy causes. And his deep faith and integrity have earned the admiration of each of his colleagues.

“I know the Senate is relieved that we will continue to benefit from Senator Romney’s expertise throughout the coming year."