United States Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) apologized for what he called a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters.
On Friday afternoon, Sen. Hatch released a statement of apology. He explained that his joke about Obamacare supporters does not reflect his actual feelings towards them. He also pointed out that his legislative records show his commitment to bipartisanship and civility.
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) March 2, 2018
During a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, Sen. Hatch criticized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) popularly known as Obamacare.
The Republican senator said, “We also finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called Obamacare. Now, if you didn’t catch on, I was being very sarcastic. That was the stupidest, dumbass bill that I’ve ever seen.”