During a speech Thursday at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), let loose in his commentary on the Affordable Care Act.
We also finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called Obamacare, Hatch, who is retiring after this term, said while discussing the Republican tax overhaul.
Now, if you didnt catch on, I was being very sarcastic. That was the stupidest, dumbass bill that Ive ever seen. Now, some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest, dumbass people Ive ever met.This was oneand there are a lot of em up on Capitol Hill from time to time.
Following local reports on the comment, Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock told the Deseret News that the senators remark was meant as a joke.
The comments were obviously made in jest, but whats not a joke is the harm Obamacare has caused for countless Utahns, Whitlock said.
According to Deseret News, Hatch also joked about getting a new job after his time in Congress is up.
I dont want to make this event awkward for anyone, but if any of you know who might be hiring, please put in a good word for me, Hatch reportedly joked. Ive got a fair amount of experience, but even if its not technically enough for a particular job, Im a really quick learner. Ill make sure you all get a copy of my rsum.