Orrin Hatch: Obamacare Supporters Are the 'Stupidest, Dumbass People I've Ever Met'

Erika Holt
March 3, 2018

Hatch made the comments on Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) took a dig at the people who still believe in the benefits of Obamacare.

The remarks came as the Utah Republican talked about Congress doing away with the individual mandate in that "wonderful" bill called Obamacare, noting that he was being sarcastic.

"Hopefully, I won't say anything to make you regret it, then again ..." he said.

"That was the stupidest, dumbass bill I've ever seen", Hatch, 83, said of the Affordable Care Act.

Hatch continued, "Some of you may have loved it". Well then "you are one of the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met". "And there are a lot of them on Capitol Hill from time to time", the senator said.

We don't need Hatch's comments nor are we here for it.

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"The facts are, no matter what your view is, the Affordable Care Act has been a pretty good success", he said. And the current Kaiser Family Foundation has Obamacare's approval rating at the highest since 2010.

Same goes for the people who championed the law, he said.

Zeke Emanuel, one of the Affordable Care Act's chief architects, obviously has a very different perspective from Hatch.

While the passage of the tax bill means the individual mandate is gone, Senate Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare last summer. President Trump signed the Republican-backed tax plan in December which eliminated the mandate penalty.

During a speech about GOP tax overhaul at the American Enterprise Institute on Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) talk with reporters following the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., November 28, 2017.

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