Top Democrat Senator Announces He Won’t Seek Re-election

U.S. Institute of Peace via Wikimedia Commons

Yet another Democrat has announced an exit from politics as the party heads into a contentious midterm season. On Monday, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy revealed he will not be running for re-election.

The Hill reports:

Leahy, 81, has already served eight terms in the upper chamber. He currently serves as the president pro tempore of the Senate, the second-highest ranking position in the chamber.

A Republican has not filed to launch a bid for Leahy’s seat. Meanwhile, a number of potential Democratic contenders have been floated, including Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.); Vermont Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint (D); state Sen. Kesha Ram-Hinsdale (D); and Lt. Gov. Molly Gray (D). A woman has yet to represent Vermont on Capitol Hill.



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the Don
8 months ago

goodbye you will not be missed,

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  the Don

I miss Trump.

SDOFAZ
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Lying again Al? Troll who haunts the sights where conservatives post with such insulting comments about Trump. The troll who use to have another moniker until everyone blocked you. We miss Trump but you only miss him as a target for your posted insults. Upvotes for you on your comment are people who have not read the rest of your posts and plenty on conservative sites. Geez, you must be on the computer 24×7 for your daily bread from your donors of the DNC ilk!

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

I just hooked a nasty ugly fish.
I need to change my bait.

Jim Dahlberg
Jim Dahlberg
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

I wish you would just tell the truth. What I don’t understand Trump is gone.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

He is gone because he didn’t get enough votes.

Lizbeth Crum
Lizbeth Crum
8 months ago
Reply to  Jim Dahlberg

President Trump never left and he has his own platform called Trump train News!!!

Boom boom
Boom boom
8 months ago

Goodbye to a tremendous pain in the ass. You won’t be missed.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Boom boom

Time to get rid of everyone who will not kiss Trump’s ass.

robert
robert
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

you first you stupid bastard

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  robert

I will not kiss it, it is simply crawling with disgusting MAGAAots.

Myrtle Hendley
Myrtle Hendley
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Go away.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Myrtle Hendley

You mean like Trump
No power and a boatload of mouth.

Americafirst
Americafirst
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

Albert Hess, did you know that we have the right to have you arrested? It’s so easy to get your address and phone number. We are watching you!

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Please please, don’t have me arrested, I have to take care of 87 year old mother.
She is pregnant with triplets.
If I don’t give her constant care we will lose our beautiful babies.
We are depending on them for more welfare and Food Stamps.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

You have the right to be an idiot.
You can get my phone number, give me a call.
You can get my address, when will I be arrested?
Would it be easier if I just turned myself in?
Where should I do that?

Lizbeth Crum
Lizbeth Crum
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

The nearest Psych ward

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Americafirst has the same right to arrest me as Trump has the right to arrest Hillary (he has her phone number and address).
Americafirst and Trump, a pair of weak pukes.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Americafirst has the right to lick the MAGAAots off of his daughter’s stink star.
But not the flavor morsels.
When will the cops be pounding on my door.
Or should I expect a civil defamation law suit?

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Americafirst is a real knee slapper.
Delusions of grandeur.

Lizbeth Crum
Lizbeth Crum
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

You really don’t have a clue about President Trump. You sound like a bitter democrat since the senile Joe Biden was put to death about the same Time as Obama. They both comitted Treason and crimes against humaniyby raping and killingchildren.

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
8 months ago

Vermont would elect Stalin or Mao, so no republican need apply.

SDOFAZ
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Tucker

Judging by the article you are obviously right!

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

Judging by your comment you know nothing of Vermont.
My guess is that you have never been there.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Tucker

Vermont has a three term Republican Governor, you ignorant jerk off.
Typical, Deplorable, Trump Humper.

ernest bethel jr
ernest bethel jr
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

you really are a foul person

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago

But not foul enough to advocate grabbing girls by their pussies.

Myrffy
Myrffy
8 months ago

Maybe even Vermont has wised up and seen how the democrats are such failures! Let it go RED. That would be tremendous!!!!!

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
8 months ago
Reply to  Myrffy

Ben & Jerry’s is spiking their ice cream with brain eating ingredients, worse than the vaccine even.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Myrffy

Vermont has wised up, Trump got 31% of the vote in 2020.
Voter fraud?

Rosalie McCracken
Rosalie McCracken
8 months ago

Even the old democrats are sick of their socialist agenda!! Read the constitution num heads !! Freedom works, it’s not cheap but it works !!🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Grace
Grace
8 months ago

This is just the beginning. The old liberal guard will desert the sinking ship and leave it to the progressives and the squad to clean up. There will be confusion and BLM/Antifa will take to the streets burning everything as they go. However, I believe the Republic will prevail. If it doesn’t there is are only a few other warriors to stand in the face of anarchy and Global Domination. Poland and Hungary. The rest of Europe and Britain have allowed their countries to be taken over by Islam despite all the warnings.

SDOFAZ
8 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Might this happen in Vermont? And you are right about EU but recently they have begun to feel the pain in their decisions. And we all know the mid eastern when they feel their numbers are sufficient will attack. EU has made this mistake repeatedly if you look at their history. But today we have made the mistake too.

tom matthews
tom matthews
8 months ago
Reply to  Grace

The question is “how many of them will be replaced by RINOS ??At the present time we have a 3 party system :Democrats /GOP / & GOP lite > Just go to Liberty Score and review the voting records of ALL members of Congress instead of think there is a 2 party system >>>

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  tom matthews

The Democrats + Rinos are the clear majority.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Poland is very anti-abortion, Hungry too.
Why is Trump not in the White House?
Pence?

anniedawn
8 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Notice how many of the persons who served in the military are running for Congress? They are angry about what Biden has done. They fought for this county’

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  anniedawn

About half of them are Democrats.
Like the rest of America.

ALSCV
ALSCV
8 months ago

Good riddance!!!!! Stay in Vermont and out of any type poliotics.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  ALSCV

Patrick crossed the isle more times than another Democrat.
Patrick is in fact a DINO.
The chances of a Republican Senator from Vermont is slim to none.
Trump took only 31% of the vote in 2020.
Vermont has a three term Republican Governor.
Like Governor Baker from Massachusetts he refused to endorse Trump.

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
8 months ago

Given that something is in the water that infects otherwise normal people get the idea that socialism is a viable governmental policy when it’s never worked anywhere it’s tried. Of course being in a country that’s, at least somewhat capitalist, helps them to not suffer the full disaster of socialism.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

In any society Socialism is not a question of if but of how much.
The US has been solidly Socialist ever since FDR signed the Social Security Act.
Do you think that it should be repealed?.
Socialism has worked very well in Scandinavia (blond hair and blue eyes)..
They have much less poverty, higher longevity, and much lower murder/crime rate than the US.
Have you ever been to Scandinavia to see how truly awful it is.
The full disaster of socialism…….

Milissa
Milissa
8 months ago

The poster child for Term Limits

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Milissa

We are a Democracy, we should be able to vote for any one who meets the minimum age requirement, without regard to their past political experience.
One limit I would like to explore is not allowing anyone to run for an office they hold.
Keep a semblance of amateurism in politics.
That can have problems, Trump was, and still is, an amateur.

tom matthews
tom matthews
8 months ago

The answer may be for Vermont and All the same type voters and States join a group of like minded States and form a Union to enable & promote their views . This could put the opposition in the same situation and we as people can stop being subjected to opposing groups on every subject !! We may continue to have “sheep ” but they will be in different locations ..>>

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  tom matthews

In Vermont, they like Democrats.
Look at there office holders, 3/4 Democrats.
What group should they join?

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago

Is this the same State that elected Bernie Saunders as their other Senator?
Is this the same State that has one Representative, a Democrat?
Is this the same State that that has 3/4 Democrats in the State Legislature?
Is Patrick Leahy the Democrat who frequently crosses Isle?
That Patrick Leahy ?
Patrick Leahy is the devil you know.
The chances of a Republican Senator from Vermont is slim.
Trump took only 31% of the vote in VT in 2020.
But of course he actually took 68%, VT is rife with voter fraud……..

Casey
Casey
8 months ago

Leaky Leahy is a POS. Don’t let the door hit you in the arse on your way out. Glad to see you go!

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago
Reply to  Casey

He will be replaced by a Democrat.
Trump got 31% of the vote in VT in 2020.

James H. Shanley
James H. Shanley
8 months ago
Reply to  Albert J Hess

I don’t think you understand the situation in Vermont. They shut down Vermont Yankee. They rely on hydro power from Canada and a mixture of FF’s. They are already paying very high electric rates. When they get their municipal utility bills before election next year, do you want to predict the reaction?

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago

I think I understand the situation in Vermont. 
Most of my family still lives there.
Vermonters made their decisions.
Their ethics Trumps their pocketbooks.
What is the fully burdened cost of of the power that was generated by Yankee?
The nuclear waste storage costs will go go on for a century.
Vermont has second lowest electric rates in the region.
You don’t know squat about Vermont
They find Trump MAGAAots to be disgusting. . .

IrishEyes2C
IrishEyes2C
8 months ago

They know what’s coming because they know Durham has everything on these corrupt democrats, their crimes against the people of this country, women and children for decades and of course their greed. Trump caught them ALL. Two days before leaving office he declassified all of it and handed it off to John Durham and his special investigation into ALL OF IT. As did the former director of the DNI, John Ratcliffe, gave him an additional 1,000 pages of classified documents. I’m NOT the least bit surprised either, there will be more resignation coming in quick succession, everyone from corrupt politicians to media personalities, to CEOs and CFO from corporate America. The writing is on the wall, they came to close to the iceberg and are abandoning the liberal democrats sinking Titanic. Save yourselves… abandon ship, abandon ship. Remember, we were told that none of these people can walk down the street without being harassed, hearing our rage and anger by the general public. That’s why two high profile Democrats are contemplating retirement… Nazi Piglosi and Jerry “no neck” Nader. There will be more coming. Also, the country is 85% awake now, more people wake up every day, as we are watching Biden destroy everything we care about, that’s these democrats all seem to approve of and what’s happening. So, he most likely would NOT have been reelected for another 6-year term; so, he’s cutting his loss now and avoiding his humiliation later.

Disgusted with Hess
Disgusted with Hess
8 months ago

Why doesn’t everyone on her write TT and tell them about Albert Hess vulgar, disgusting, sick, perverted comments and demand that Albert Hess be thrown off this comment section instead of responding to this diseased, evil Satan follower. Ignore Hess and write the publisher of TT.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago

Albert Hess uses  the vulgar, disgusting, sick, perverted language that he sees others use on on TTN.

Albert J Hess
Albert J Hess
8 months ago

Dear Disgusted with Hess,
.
Like Trump, you are a weak puke, who can’t make anything happen.
.
.Up yours,

Albert Hess.

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