Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announces plan to retire

After serving seven terms as Utah's senator, Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday he plans to retire.

"When the President visited Utah last month, he said I was a fighter. I've always been a fighter. I was an amateur boxer in my youth, and I brought that fighting spirit with me to Washington. But every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching," he said in a video.

The senator said when his term ends he will not seek re-election.

"I'm deeply grateful for the privilege you've given me to serve as your Senator these last four decades. I may be leaving the Senate, but the next chapter in my public service is just beginning."

Watch the full video announcement here:


Visit his website to learn more about the senator's work.

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