TULSA, Okla. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the year.
"Today's announcement is not the end of the road," Inhofe said." I have work yet to do for Oklahomans over these next nine months, inlcuidng passing the National Defense Authorization and holding the Biden administration accountable."
According to Politico, Inhofe's wife has been sick, and he's missed several voting sessions.
The 87-year-old Republican had already announced after his reelection in 2020 that this would be his last term.
He's been in office since 1994.
The New York Times reported that several names had been mentioned that could succeed Inhofe, including his former chief of staff, Luke Holland, and former U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.