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.”
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) March 2, 2018