Orrin Hatch Apologizes For “Off-Color” Comment Calling Obamacare Supporters “Stupid Dumbass People”

The Hill reports:

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday apologized for calling supporters of ObamaCare “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”

“Yesterday, I made a poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters — a joke that was not reflective of my actual feelings towards my friends on the other side,” Hatch said in a statement.

“Throughout my term of service, I have always recognized the importance of civility, particularly in engaging with those of different political perspectives,” he continued.

“While I occasionally slip up, I believe that my legislative record reflects my commitment to bipartisanship and civility much more than my flippant, off-the-cuff comment.”