Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire

  • Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Updated Jan 02, 2018
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 4: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) speaks to the crown before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on December 4, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Trump announced the reduction in size of the Bears Ears and Grand StaircaseÐEscalante National Monuments which were created by Presidents Obama and Clinton. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

After four decades in the U.S. Senate, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, Utah’s Orrin Hatch, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election at the end of his term in November.