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Orrin Hatch's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (UT) - Sr, Republican President Pro Tempore
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Oct. 17, 2018 Tweet - "This week: A GOP campaign staffer was assaulted in Nevada 2 GOP candidates were assaulted in Minnesota after a Dem Spokesman joked about beheading them Susan Collins received suspicious substance letter about Kavanaugh And it's only Wednesday."
Oct. 16, 2018 Tweet - "While confirming Brett Kavanaugh and a record number of judges has been tremendously important, Senator Hatch has also had a number of key legislative priorities advance in recent weeks, with multiple bills signed into law. (Thread)"
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Senate Democrats have sent a letter complaining that they were "not consulted" about a hearing that not only had the ranking member agreed to.. but they had specifically agreed to "not to object to the timing of hearings scheduled."
Oct. 15, 2018 Hatch, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in Higher Ed
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Remember last week when the Senate confirmed 15 more Judges? That brings the total to a historic 84 this Congress. Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. 29 circuit court judges. 53 district court judges. I remember."
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Remember last week when the Senate confirmed 15 more Judges? That brings the total to a historic 84 this Congress. Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. 29 circuit court judges. 53 district court judges. I remember."
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "The left to Senator Collins: Vote the way we want and we'll give you millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Vote against our wishes and we will threaten you and your staff and send suspicious substances to your family. Unhinged."
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Hatch, along with @SenToddYoung, @SenatorHassan, and Senator @timkaine have introduced legislation to to promote effective, evidence-based innovation in higher education to better prepare students for the workforce. …"
Oct. 15, 2018 Tweet - "Perhaps they should be furious with the ranking member, whose staff agreed to the hearing dates. (We have the emails)--> …"
Oct. 13, 2018 Tweet - "Worth noting that shouting protestors also used strollers (with children in them) to block the hallway and prevent Senators from getting to votes."
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "Protests and activism are a critical part of democracy, and have changed the world for the better. But what we've seen from the left this last month-- with doxxing, chasing, and threatening-- is not that. Helpful read from the editors at @NRO-->"
Oct. 12, 2018 Tweet - "ICYMI: Yesterday President Trump signed Hatch's landmark Music Modernization Act into law. 🎼 #SaveSongwriters …"
Oct. 11, 2018 Tweet - "There's plenty of room for Kanye in this collaboration to #SaveSongwriters. … #MusicModernizationAct"
Oct. 11, 2018 Tweet - "News: @senjudiciary just advanced 8 more judicial nominees to the floor for confirmation votes. #Judges"
Oct. 11, 2018 President Trump Signs Hatch's "Most Important Legislation in a Generation to Help Songwriters" into Law
Oct. 11, 2018 Tweet - "The #MusicModernizationAct is now law! …"
Oct. 11, 2018 Tweet - "Senator Hatch is headed to the White House where President Trump will soon sign his #MusicModernizationAct into law. #SaveSongwriters"
Oct. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Members have been attacked, shot, had home addresses (where their families live) posted online, been accosted during family dinners, and received every kind of death threat. It's alarming to hear media minimize at as just "people who are upset."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "What is the "what you stand for" here? The idea pushed by a Senate Democrat that presumption of innocence is dependent on political views? That processes (and an accusers wish for privacy) should be cast aside for politics? The right to smear?"
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Republicans seize." Anyone who turned on their TV this last month saw a mob screaming at lawmakers, trying to prevent hearings from happening, storming barricades, yelling at law enforcement, and trying to bang down the doors of the Supreme Court."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Scarborough: "Journalists in America have a lot to answer for" on coverage of Senate Democrats leaking Dr. Ford's letter. "Why couldn't they play this down the middle?"
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Shot (or some non-alcoholic drink): WaPo: "An angry mob": Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy … Chaser (maybe a glass of ice water?):"
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Hatch joins the Admin. and colleagues in the Senate in demanding information concerning the whereabouts of #JamalKhashoggi The US is committed to protecting journalists around the world and will always respond where freedom of expression and human liberties are threatened."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "HATCH: "Unfortunate to see Ambassador Nikki Haley leave the administration after giving the United States such a powerful voice in the UN these last two years. She will be successful in whatever she does in the future and the United States will look forward to her leadership."
Oct. 9, 2018 Tweet - "Always interesting to see friends in the media focus on Republican reaction-- not on a group overrunning police barricades to try and break down the doors of the Supreme Court, doxxing Senators, trying to storm a hearing, and physically blocking meetings"
Oct. 8, 2018 Tweet - "For nakedly partisan purposes, Democrats plumbed the depths of political depravity to try to prevent this confirmation from going forward. They sought not only to defeat Kavanaugh's nomination; they fought to destroy his good name Ultimately, they failed."
Oct. 8, 2018 Tweet - "I know Brett Kavanaugh. I know him well. He is a man of great resilience and firm conviction. He is going to be a great justice, perhaps one of the greatest we've ever had."
Oct. 8, 2018 Deseret News - Orrin Hatch: Kavanaugh's Confirmation -- a Victory for The Courts and The Nation
Oct. 8, 2018 Tweet - "Sexual assault victims should be able to decide for themselves when and whether their private experience is made public," Dr. Ford said. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee had other plans."
Oct. 7, 2018 Tweet - "Any analysis of the Kavanaugh confirmation and the tactics that led us to this low point would be wholly incomplete without noting the way Democrats treated Dr. Ford's accusations and request for privacy, as stated eloquently by Senator Collins-->"
Oct. 7, 2018 Tweet - "'Her name leaked out..' If the paper trail had consisted solely of Republicans instead of Democrats we would have seen hundreds of "how dare they" articles, meticulously outlining how the letter and identity had been leaked for political purposes."
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "The left (and the media's) effort to conflate Kavanaugh's temperament while defending his good name and his young family from character assassination with his well-documented, widely praised judicial temperament is utter nonsense."
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Last month Democrats tried to prevent hearings from starting, threw out baseless innuendo, Spartacus, and even edited videos to misrepresent Kavanaugh's answers. And that was BEFORE they held allegations 6 weeks then leaked them to destroy a man's life"
Oct. 6, 2018 Hatch Celebrates New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "In the last two weeks, Republican Senators have had their private information shared online by a Democrat staffer during a hearing, putting their families lives in danger."
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "While the American people will not soon forget the unfair and unjust behavior that led us to one of the Senate's lowest points in decades, today we took an important step in overcoming the politics of personal destruction. #ConfirmedKavanaugh"
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Hats off to Chairman @ChuckGrassley and the @senjudiciary team for incredible work."
Oct. 6, 2018 Tweet - "Americans outside the beltway don't take kindly to the Washington smear machine, and a paid mob trying to prevent Senators from doing the will of their constituents. It's time to heal and to move on. But that doesn't mean we forget what happened here "
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Notable that they fail to address Chairman Grassley's most recent request for information about communication between the Ford legal team and Senators, particularly Feinstein and Hirono Witnesses, including Leland Keyser"
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "The credibility and the integrity of our institutions are at stake With our votes on Judge Kavanaugh we have an opportunity to either rebuke the Washington smear machine, or give it free reign over our system of government. #ConfirmKavanaugh"
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Those who were here for Bork, Thomas, Alito, all the way to their attempted filibuster of Justice Gorsuch just last year will have a hearty laugh at this."
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "After Senator Collins incredible speech today, one of the best summaries of the entire case for confirming Kavanaugh came from @DavidAFrench. It's a must-read for those interested in the facts."
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "In light of this report in the Wall Street Journal and others like it, Chairman Grassley's request for details about communication between Dr. Ford's legal team and witnesses is absolutely critical. --> …"
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Last night @ChuckGrassley asked the Ford legal team for therapist notes and polygraph info. In light of recently uncovered info he also asked for details of communication between the legal team and Democrat Senators Alleged witnesses Ford named"
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "Who wouldn't be filled with anger after a certain ranking member received allegations him and refused to ask him in private meetings 30+ hours of hearings A closed hearing she didn't attend Instead opting to destroy him in the media."
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "The Minority Leader is currently discussing the failed confirmation of Merrick Garland, reminding the world that their Kavanaugh smear has always been about politics and revenge, not Judge Kavanaugh."
Oct. 5, 2018 Tweet - "As this process comes to a close, every American should consider reading Senator Collins' speech. It was the best analysis of Judge Kavanaugh's record we have heard, a thorough review of questions raised, and a powerful explanation as to why he is worthy of consideration."
Oct. 4, 2018 Tweet - "It's fine to disagree with Judge Kavanaugh's judicial philosophy or take issue with any of his 300+ opinions from his time on the DC Circuit. But to accuse the FBI of a coverup because they didn't find anything new to support your smear is too far."
Oct. 4, 2018 Hatch on the FBI's Supplemental Background Investigation
Oct. 4, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Senators Urge Against Year-Round E-15
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