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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 02:26 PM

James Inhofe, GOP Oklahoma senator, to retire at end of year

Republican Senator James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, announced Monday he'll retire from the Senate at the end of this year.

The 87-year old Inhofe has served in the Senate since 1995 and won re-election overwhelmingly in 2020 in the red state, pledging to serve one final term. But he is opting to leave earlier to care for his ailing wife, according to a person familiar with the plans, who asked for anonymity to discuss them.

"It is bittersweet, but with a clear heart, that Kay and I announce that at the end of the year, I will retire from the United States Senate," Inhofe wrote in a letter to Oklahoma's secretary of state. "Throughout our years there has been one constant making the world safer and better for our 20 kids and grandkids and the next generation of Oklahomans. It is now time for that next generation of Oklahomans to have the opportunity to serve the state in the U.S. Senate."

Inhofe's sudden announcement is set to spark a special election and likely a competitive primary among Oklahoma Republicans, given the overwhelming GOP tilt of the state.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jim-inhofe-retiring-from-senate/
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I'm sure they'll manage to elect someone just as ignorant.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Feb 25, 2022, 02:27 PM

1. As an Oklhoman: While on the one hand this makes me happy

Because make no mistake, Senator Snowball is a moron whom I detest.

On the other hand I am sure we will replace him with someone worse.

Because of course we will.

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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 02:30 PM

2. To spend more time throwing snowballs, probably.

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Fri Feb 25, 2022, 02:49 PM

3. Bye bye!

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Fri Feb 25, 2022, 02:55 PM

4. Met him once

That dude looked like a hard drinker. I'd be willing to bet his liver gave out.

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