Angry Orrin Hatch is the best Orrin Hatch
During a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday evening, Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch was unusually animated.
When Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) suggested the current tax reform legislation would hurt the middle class, all hell broke loose.
“I come from the poor people and I’ve been here working my whole stinking career for people who don’t have a chance, and I really resent anybody saying that I’m just doing this for the rich. Give me a break. I think you guys overplay that all the time and it gets old, and frankly, you ought to quit it,” said Hatch, clearly agitated.
Sen. Brown’s attempts to interject were shut down by Hatch who said, “wait a minute, I’m not through!” Brown persisted and Hatch beat his gavel until Brown stopped and then proceeded.
“Listen, I’ve honored you by allowing you to spout off here and what you said was not right. That’s all I’m saying. I come from the lower-middle class originally. We didn’t have anything, so don’t spew that stuff on me. I get a little tired of that crap. And let me just say something — if we worked together, we could pull this country out of every mess it’s in, and we could do a lot of the things that you’re talking about, too, and I think I’ve got a reputation of having worked together with Democrats,” ranted Hatch.
Brown suggested the Senate start with CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). But Hatch would have none of it.
“I’m not starting with CHIP. I’ve done it for years. I’ve got more bills passed than everybody on this committee put together, and they’ve been passed for the benefit of people in this country and now all I can say, I like you personally very much, but this bull crap you guys throw out here really gets old after a while and to do it right at the end of this…it’s just not right.”
“It takes a lot to get me worked up like this,” said Hatch.
Digging this spirited Sen. Hatch.
[h/t Free Beacon]
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