During a meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) tried to remove his glasses, only to discover that he wasn’t wearing any. After realizing this fact, he simply continued on, visibly unperturbed. He didn’t even acknowledge the weird gesture, making it even weirder.
Now, it is possible that it was simply an absentminded act of habit but, given his age at eighty-three, it’s also possible that Hatch is losing his wits.
Perhaps an aging mind explains why Hatch has repeatedly thrown his support behind Trump, going so far as to make the not only absurd but patently dangerous statement that he intended to help make the Trump presidency the “greatest presidency that we’ve seen, not only in generations but maybe ever.” One would have to be blatantly lying or mentally unstable to make such a claim.
Last month, a prominent Utah newspapers torched Republican Senator Orrin Hatch by mockingly naming him “Utahn of the Year,” saying he deserved the honor for his stunning “lack of integrity.”
“It has everything to do with recognizing: Hatch’s part in the dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments,” the paper wrote. “His role as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in passing a major overhaul of the nation’s tax code. His utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.”
Days after the scorching piece, Hatch announced that he wouldn’t be running for reelection. His strange behavior today demonstrated that’s not only a good idea but a necessary one.
Orrin Hatch should do his best to locate those missing glasses. Perhaps once he puts them on he’ll be able to finally see clearly the damage he’s done to this country and the destructive legacy he has not only left behind him, but helped paved the way for in the future under Trump.
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WATCH: Sen. Orrin Hatch removes a pair of glasses he's not wearing pic.twitter.com/QXCCb4RHzn
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 16, 2018