Donald Trump has made it safe for people like Orrin Hatch to go after the political opposition. Republicans have been fearful of taking on the Democrats with rhetorical force. They’re afraid the media will label them as mean.
The Democrats understand how they can get away with murder (they do support abortion with the full support of the media and Hollywood) every time they go before the microphone or camera and blame Republicans for being racists, Nazis, pushing the elderly off cliffs, and stealing candy from crying babies.
It all stopped on Friday when Sen. Orrin Hatch had enough of the “bull crap,” as he put it, when he was attacked by Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio who claimed that Hatch was only out to help the rich. Hatch has served in the Senate since 1977, representing the state of Utah. It’s taken him 40 years to figure out that the Democrats are all about demagoguery.
Fireworks erupted in a Senate committee hearing on tax reform when a Democrat accused the Republican chairman of writing the bill “for the rich.” Senate President Pro-Tempore Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) paused the hearing to criticize Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio for claiming he was intentionally trying to hurt the middle class.
“I really resent anybody saying that I’m just doing this for the rich. Give me a break,” Hatch boomed. “You guys overplay that all the time and it’s getting old,” he said.
“Wait a minute, I’m not through,” Hatch said as Brown attempted to interrupt him to give a response. “I come from the lower-middle-class originally so don’t spew that stuff on me,” Hatch said.