NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, Says He Will Retire

Frank Lautenberg SC NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, says he will retire

TRENTON, N.J.- Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of his current term rather than seek re-election at age 90 next year.

“This is not the end of anything, but rather the beginning of a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in New Jersey,” Lautenberg said in a statement.

President Barack Obama called Lautenberg “a steadfast champion of the people of New Jersey.”

“Throughout his time in the Senate, Frank has fought tirelessly for workers, veterans, members of our military and their families, and immigrants, and he continues to make extraordinary contributions to our nation’s safety, and the health and welfare of our citizens,” he said in a statement.

The senator has been a staunch advocate of gun control and public infrastructure and a champion of the Amtrak railroad system.

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Comments

  1. long overdue, Frank.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    I think old Frank was looking to croak in office and be a martyr for the socialist democraps.Or maybe he figured there was nothing more to rob.

  3. Good RIDDANCE.

  4. So, Frank is 89 years old.. I don't think he looks a day over 88.. Hey don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, Frank… You crusty old Bastid..

  5. We call him Liceberg in New Jersey

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