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  • 1991: Sen. Hatch Denounces Senate Democrats Treatment of Clarence Thomas (well worth watching)

    09/21/2018 5:29:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    27 years ago, Senator Orrin Hatch called out Senate Democrats’ egregious behavior during the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas.
  • Hatch offered a potentially massive clue about the identity of Trump's Supreme Court pick

    07/06/2018 9:14:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/6/2018 2 hrs ago | Joe Perticone
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch may have offered a clue about who President Donald Trump will nominate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, days ahead of the planned announcement on Monday. In a Friday op-ed article for Deseret News, a prominent newspaper in Hatch's home state of Utah, the longtime Republican lawmaker wrote a defense of the coming nominee amid a highly polarized and evenly split Senate. "Too much is at stake to allow politics to corrupt the Supreme Court confirmation process," Hatch wrote. "That's why in the coming weeks, I will lift...
  • Orrin Hatch Apologizes to John McCain

    05/08/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Thorp V
    Sen @OrrinHatch has sent a letter to @SenJohnMcCain apologizing for commenting on any potential plans for McCain’s return, as well as who should be invited to McCain’s funeral, Hatch’s Office confirms.
  • Hatch to McCain: Invite Trump to your funeral

    05/07/2018 1:59:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 97 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05-07-2018 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. John McCain should reconsider his wish that President Donald Trump not attend McCain's funeral, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior GOP senator. McCain prefers instead that Vice President Mike Pence attend his funeral rather than Trump, who has mocked McCain for being tortured and attacked him for voting against Obamacare repeal. But Hatch said he thought keeping the president from his funeral was too much: "I think it's ridiculous." Hatch said he does not expect McCain, who is battling brain cancer, to return to the Senate. "That's what I've been told,” said Hatch, who is 84 and retiring...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch eyes legacy with archive, think tank plans

    05/02/2018 9:13:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2018 6:07 PM EDT | Lindsay Whitehurst
    Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington, D.C., will be part of a library and think tank being named for retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday. […] “Presidents normally open entire libraries to house their papers, and those normally cover a period of just four or eight years,” Hatch said. “With 42 years of service, I have quite a bit of history that I’d like to share with my fellow Utahns and those who come here from out of state.”...
  • Office of Special Counsel: (Kellyanne) Conway violated Hatch Act

    03/06/2018 9:36:47 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 64 replies ^ | 3/5/18 | MJ Lee
    Washington (CNN)The US Office of Special Counsel announced Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on two occasions by "advocating for and against candidates" in last year's Alabama Senate special election. In a new report, the OSC special counsel, Henry Kerner, pointed to Conway's TV interviews conducted in her "official capacity" in November and December of last year. The agency said Conway "impermissibly mixed official government business with political views about candidates in the Alabama special election." >P> One of the two interviews was on CNN's "New Day," and the second was on Fox News' "Fox...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Hatch: Romney would have my support i

    01/03/2018 5:37:03 PM PST · by Nero Germanicus · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/18 | Josh Delk
    Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday that former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have his support if he runs to take his place in the Senate. Hatch's remarks come a day after the 83-year-old senator announced his retirement. President Trump had urged Hatch to stay in the seat, reportedly as an attempt to block Romney from taking the Senate spot. "There's no question that he loves Utah and wants to support Utah any way he can. And I'm hopeful he'll run, because he would be just fine," Hatch said in a radio interview on Utah's Morning News program....
  • An Unfond Farewell to Un-statesman Orrin Hatch

    01/02/2018 9:27:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 52 replies ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    The longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history announced this week that he will finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally, finally retire. That's seven "finallys" -- one for each of the consecutive six-year terms Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, served. He begin his occupancy in 1976, when all phones were dumb, the 5.25-inch floppy disk was cutting-edge, the very first Apple computer went on sale for $666.66, the Concorde was flying high, O.J. Simpson was a hero, Blake Shelton was a newborn, the first MRI was still a blueprint, and I was a gap-toothed first-grader wearing corduroy bell-bottoms crushing on Davy Jones....
  • BREAKING: Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement – Will Not Seek Reelection

    01/02/2018 12:01:42 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 118 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/02/17
    Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the longest serving Republican Senator in U.S. history, announced Tuesday he is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term. This is a blow to the Trump administration. Trump encouraged Orrin Hatch to run for re-election. Trump and Bannon have been working to block RINO hack Mitt Romney from running for the Utah Senate seat. Mitt Romney has until March 15 to file for Hatch’s Senate seat.
  • Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

    Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican, will announce that he will retire at the end of the year, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to run....
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch Announces He Will Not Run for Re-election in 2018

    01/02/2018 11:25:07 AM PST · by DoughtyOne · 173 replies ^ | 01/02/2018 | FoxNews
    Orrin Hatch, who's served in the U.S. Senate representing Utah since 1977, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election in 2018.
  • Hatch announces retirement from Senate

    01/02/2018 11:22:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2018 | Lisa Hagan
    Video at link. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the longest-serving GOP senator in U.S. history, announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of his term. Hatch made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter. The announcement is a blow to President Trump, who has publicly encouraged him to run for reelection. The 83-year-old senator appeared to be signaling in recent weeks that he’d run for an eighth term in 2018, even though he previously said he’d retire when his term is up in January 2019. The powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman played a significant role in helping Republicans pass...
  • Utah Republicans on edge waiting for Orrin Hatch's re-election decision

    12/29/2017 5:22:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 29, 2017, 12:01 AM | David M. Drucker
    Republicans in Utah are on edge as they await a decision from Sen. Orrin Hatch on 2018 that could determine whether Mitt Romney’s political career has one more act. Hatch is reconsidering retirement after receiving encouragement from President Trump and his allies, and soaking up praise for shepherding a historic tax overhaul in his role as Senate Finance Committee chairman. The 83-year-old previously signaled plans to step aside after seven terms and clear a path for Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and a prominent Trump critic, to succeed him. Hatch is something of an icon in Utah, but his...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch says Trump may become the best president ever

    12/20/2017 4:52:03 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 87 replies
    ‘You are one heckuva leader’: After tax vote, Sen. Orrin Hatch says Trump may become the best president ever.........from The Salt Lake Tribune and Thomas Burr.
  • Orrin Hatch: Trump 'didn't have any choice but to' endorse Roy Moore

    12/05/2017 3:12:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 4, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he didn't think President Trump had any other option than to endorse GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. "I don't think he had any choice but to do that ... that's the only Republican we can get down there," Hatch said, according to press pool report.
  • Media meltdown and the damage it does to democracy

    12/04/2017 11:14:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 05, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    If you tried to keep abreast of the news this weekend by reading the New York Times, watching ABC News, or following well-regarded veteran reporters on Twitter, you would have been led astray as badly as if you had followed a couple of guys working out of a coffee shop in Moldova. Relying on the supposedly respectable news media would have left you believing that the FBI found President Trump urging national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact Russia during the campaign (it didn’t), that Trump national security aide K.T. McFarland wrote that Russia threw the election to Trump (she...
  • President Trump Expected to Shrink Bears Ears by as Much as 90 Percent

    12/04/2017 11:07:52 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 4, 2017 | By JULIE TURKEWITZ
    SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump is expected to announce a historic reduction to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday, a sprawling region of red rock canyons in Utah that has been at the center of a national fight over how much land a president can legally set aside for protection. The Trump administration plans to announce that he will shrink the monument by between 77 and 92 percent, according to statements from the office of Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah. It would be the largest reduction of a national monument to date, and it comes as the administration...
  • Trump moves to block Romney from Senate

    12/04/2017 7:48:43 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 76 replies
    TRUMP MOVES TO BLOCK ROMNEY FROM SENATE President going all out to persuade 83-year-old Orrin Hatch to seek re-election in Utah Published: 24 mins ago (POLITICO) Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate. Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Donald Trump ‘one of the best’ presidents he’s seen in office

    12/02/2017 10:10:14 AM PST · by paltz · 18 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/1/17 | Courtney Tanner
    During his nearly 41 years in office, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has seen seven presidents in the White House. Donald Trump, he said Wednesday, is “one of the best I’ve served under.” “He’s not afraid to make decisions,” Hatch said during an interview broadcast by MSNBC. “He’s not afraid to take on the big mouths around here.” The Republican senator later clarified online that Trump is “the best president I’ve served ‘under’ in terms of line of succession.” Hatch, 83, is third in the line for the presidency as Senate president pro tem, and apparently wanted to dispel any implication...