This day has been a long time coming, and it couldn’t come soon enough, but Harry Reid (D-Nv) has finally announced his retirement that will be effective at the end of his current term.
From Fox News:
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will retire from the Senate at the end of his term.
The longtime Nevada Democrat announced the decision in a YouTube video message.
Appearing with bruises on his face from a recent at-home exercising accident, Reid said the injury has caused him and his family to have a “little down-time,” giving him time to think.
“We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than us. And as a result of that, I’m not going to run for reelection,” the senator said in the video.
Reid added: “My friend, Senator McConnell, don’t be too elated. I’m going to be here for twenty-two months.”