Senator Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi, says that he will be resigning from his position April 1st.
In his statement, Cochran says that he is stepping away due to health reasons. He was first elected to the Senate in 1978.
JUST IN: Sen. Thad Cochran to retire from the Senate on April 1, 2018, due to health challenges: "My hope is by making this announcement now, a smooth transition can be ensured." pic.twitter.com/QDyXEajO1L
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