GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Seek Reelection In 2022

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022, he told The Enquirer – a move that will unsettle politics in both Greater Cincinnati and Washington D.C. Reading a statement on his decision to not seek re-election, Portman said he is looking forward to spending more time at home and on his family business, the Golden Lamb Restaurant in Lebanon.

ortman said he hasn’t decided how he will vote on impeachment during former President Donald Trump’s trial. “I’m a juror, it’s going to happen,” Portman said. “As a juror, I’m going to listen to both sides. That’s my job.” Portman said Trump contributed to partisan gridlock in Washington, and he also laid blame on Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. “I don’t excuse anything President Trump did on Jan. 6 or in the runup to it,” Portman said.

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