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Huh? After Walking Back Initial Statement, Orrin Hatch Now Says Rob Porter Shouldn’t Resign

Rob Porter, the White House aide resigning after being accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives, is apparently being advised by one U.S. senator to reconsider.

Senator Orrin Hatch, who Porter used to work for, defended him yesterday in a statement denouncing the “vile attack” on his character… before walking it back and saying he’s “heartbroken” by these allegations.

But per an NBC News reporter, Hatch is saying that he shouldn’t resign:

UPDATE –– 6:20 pm ET: He is, um, not backing down:

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