Orrin Hatch Becomes Target of Tea Party

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
06/27/2011
       
Orrin Hatch Becomes Target of Tea Party

Anyone who follows Orrin Hatch on Twitter has noticed a decidedly constitutionalist tone to his latest tweets. There’s a good reason for this sudden commitment to principles of limited government from a man who’s voting record is far from that of a rock-ribbed small government crusader.

The senior Senator from Utah, first elected to office in 1976, is the latest target of a Tea Party affiliated group with designs on all Republican incumbents who refuse to practice legislative parsimony.

Anyone who follows Orrin Hatch on Twitter has noticed a decidedly constitutionalist tone to his latest tweets. There’s a good reason for this sudden commitment to principles of limited government from a man who’s voting record is far from that of a rock-ribbed small government crusader.

The senior Senator from Utah, first elected to office in 1976, is the latest target of a Tea Party affiliated group with designs on all Republican incumbents who refuse to practice legislative parsimony.

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