Sen. Orrin Hatch Apologizes for ‘Poorly Worded Joke’ About ‘Dumbass’ Obamacare Supporters


Senator Orrin Hatch got a lot of attention yesterday for his comment about Obamacare supporters.

Hatch said yesterday, “That was the stupidest dumbass bill that I’ve ever seen. Some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest dumbass people I’ve ever met. And there are a lot of them up there on Capitol Hill from time to time.”

Today the senator’s Twitter account posted a public apology for what he calls an “off-color joke”:

“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. Throughout my term of service, I have always recognized the importance of civility, particularly in engaging with those of different political perspectives. 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.”

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