Twitter Ridicules Orrin Hatch for Praising Utah Paper Op-Ed That Criticized Him: ‘Did You Read It, Sir?


Senator Orrin Hatch is catching a whole lot of online flak after he promoted a media profile on himself that was actually highly unflattering.

The Salt Lake City Tribune recently released an op-ed which called the Republican senator “Utahn of the Year.” However, that label was definitely not meant as a compliment since the piece rips Hatch apart for his “lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.”

Even though the piece repeatedly blasts Hatch and calls for his retirement from politics, it seems he didn’t notice any of this, based on this self-congratulatory tweet:

Of course, this move prompted a mountain of mockery, since Hatch more or less signaled approval for all of the negative statements the Tribune said about him.

As of this writing, Hatch has yet to elaborate as to why he tweeted out the article and called it a “great Christmas honor.”

UPDATE: 1:13 p.m. EST: Hatch’s office has offered a response to the Tribune:

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