Liberals are against life-long career politicians–unless they happen to be Democrats.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who has served in the Senate since 1977, was the target of a Christmas Day editorial by the Salt Lake Tribune that called on the President pro tempore to step down.
The paper named Hatch “Utahn of the Year” for his efforts in helping pass tax reform and in the “dramatic dismantling of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.”
The editorial accused Hatch of an “utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.” If Hatch doesn’t end his career, the paper said, “the voters should end it for him.”
Salt Lake tribune went on to quote the Republican’s own advice to interns: “You should not fall in love with D.C. Elected politicians shouldn’t stay here too long.”
Hatch has become a loyal ally of President Trump in the Senate. The president joined the Republican leader in Utah earlier this month to announce the federal government’s new policy with regard to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments.
The president encouraged Hatch, 83, to seek reelection in 2018. The Senate Finance Committee chairman in turn spoke well of President Trump after Congress passed the historic GOP tax plan.
#Editorial Senator Orrin Hatch just gave the most beautiful speech about America I’ve ever heard.
He praised President Trump for the incredible job he’s done and spoke of the bright future that is to come.
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) December 20, 2017
“You stop and think about it, this president hasn’t even been in office for a year,” Hatch said. “Look at all the things he’s been able to get done by sheer will in many ways. I just hope that we get behind him every way we can, and we’ll get this country turned around in ways that will benefit the whole world.”
He went on to say:
“We’re going to keep fighting and we’re going to make this the greatest presidency that we’ve seen not only in a generation, but maybe ever.”
Hatch later told reporters President Trump has the potential to be as great as Abraham Lincoln.
Considering Hatch’s willingness to work with the president to work on behalf of the American people, it’s no surprise liberals want him out.
Did Democrats worry about prolonged political service when Ted Kennedy was in the Senate for over 40 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009?
It’s another case of left-wingers applying double standards.