Alabama Senator Announces Retirement

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. on Capitol Hill,  Sept. 24, 2020. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Republican Richard Shelby, the Senator from Alabama, has announced he will not pursue another term in government in 2022.

“Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022. For everything, there is a season,” Shelby said in a statement.

“Although I plan to retire, I am not leaving today. I have two good years remaining to continue my work in Washington. I have the vision and the energy to give it my all,” he continued.

Shelby is 86 years old, Politico reported, one of the oldest members of Congress.