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Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), flanked by other Republicans of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke to the press on Thursday.

Hatch criticized the "dumbass" partisanship that's come to characterize congress and United States political culture as a whole, particularly as it pertains to Democrats' attempts to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch speaks during the Senate and House conference committee meeting on the tax bill at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC on December 12, 2017. (Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Just as he did with the wildly unpopular GOP tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last week, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch overlooked the fine print when he shared on Twitter that he is "grateful" to be honored by The Salt Lake Tribune as "Utahn of the Year." While the Tribune gives the designation to someone they recognize as having "the biggest impact," for Hatch, that impact was for the worst. In fact, the paper called for his retirement.

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