The 81 one year senator has done 8 terms (will be 32 years) in the US Senate….
He IS a political powerhouse that sits on critical Senate committee’s….
Senate Appropriations Committee and the Judiciary and the Agriculture committees….
It appears Senator Bernie Sanders may have influence on his successor …
“It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state. It’s time to come home,” Leahy said, speaking from the same room in Vermont’s State House where he launched his first Senate campaign in 1974.