87 year-old Republican Senator Jim Inhofe is reportedly planning on resigning next week.
As Newson 6 reports:
United States Sen. Jim Inhofe, 87, will announce his resignation Monday from the body he’s served for 28 years, according to multiple reports.
First reported by the New York Times and now corroborated by multiple reporters, Inhofe’s resignation would be effective Dec. 30. It is expected that Inhofe’s seat would be filled through a special election to be held this year as part of the general election in November.
Reporter Jonathan Martin was the first to break the news about Inhofe’s expected resignation Thursday afternoon:
Hearing that @JimInhofe – the 87-year-old Oklahoma senator first elected in 1994 – may resign in the next few days. Would trigger an intense campaign among Repubs in a red state where Senate seats don’t come along too often.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) February 24, 2022
Inhofe has served in the Senate since 1994 his retirement would set up a fierce contest to succeed him.