Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey announced Monday that he will not be running for reelection in 2022 or for governor of the state.
During a speech, Toomey said he will not run for reelection for his Senate seat in 2022, adding that he will also not run to be the Governor. Toomey did say that he will serve out the remainder of his term.
“I will not be running for reelection in 2022 and I will not be running for governor. I will serve out the remainder of my term for a little over two years that are left,” Toomey said in his speech. “By the time I finish this term I will have been in public office or 18 years over a 24-year period,” Toomey continued.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) leaves a meeting of GOP senators at the National Republican Senatorial Committee offices Sept. 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Toomey added that he plans to return to “the private sector” when he finishes his term. (RELATED: Senate Republicans Starting To Raise Concerns About America’s Massive Coronavirus Spending)
“It is my hope that I’ll be the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee because I am hopeful and cautiously optimistic that my Republican colleagues will prevail in a number of tough races and we will be in the majority,” Toomey added in his speech.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.