Orrin Hatch apologizes for saying Obamacare supporters ‘stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met’

by Eliza Collins, USA TODAY
March 3, 2018

The Senate’s most senior Republican apologized Friday for making what he said was a “a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters.”

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, on Thursday said Obamacare “was the stupidest, dumbass bill that I’ve ever seen.” And if you like the Obama-era health care law? Well then “you are one of the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”

“Yesterday, I made a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters — a joke that was not reflective of my actual feelings towards my friends on the other side,” Hatch said Friday afternoon. “While I occasionally slip up, I believe that my legislative record reflects my commitment to bipartisanship and civility much more than my flippant, off-the-cuff comment.”

Hatch who has been known to make jokes in conversations with reporters, gave his remarks during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, Thursday. Hatch, the chair of the Finance Committee, helped write the tax reform bill that passed Congress late last year.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • K.A. says:

    What’s the problem? He’s right!

    1. Maxx says:

      That is exactly what I thought. Why apologize for something that is fact? But then Hatch’s brain is probably losing more viable cells than can be replaced. But if Romney is the only candidate to replace him, Hatch should reconsider. A feeble old Republican is better than a Rino which is what Romney is.

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