Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) offered strong criticism of the health reform law at a “Pizza and Politics” event hosted last week by Utah State University College Republicans.
The Utah Statesman:
Another audience member asked Hatch about whether he thought health care needed reform before President Obama took office.
USU College Republicans Chairman Terry Camp referred to the health care reform bill as "Obama-care," a euphemism that pundits and politicians who do not agree with the bill have adopted.
"Every state has different demographics, every state has different problems," Hatch responded. "It’s good to allow them to work out their own problems rather than a one-size-fits-all federal government dumb-ass program. It really is an awful piece of crap."
Hatch apologized for swearing and said he does not swear often. He said he is passionate about the health care debate and would repent for using the words that he did.
Senator Hatch is Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee.
(h/t – Jordan Fabian)