Sen. Hatch ‘Grateful’ for Being Named Newspaper’s ‘Utahn of the Year.’ But the Article Was Scathing

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has been named the Salt Lake Tribune’s “Utahn of the Year,” a designation the lawmaker has since called “a great Christmas honor.”

Sen. Hatch may want to go back and read the Tribune‘s accompanying editorial again.

The piece, which explains the logic behind Hatch’s selection — “lest our readers, or the honoree himself, get the wrong impression” — is far from flattering.

“The selection of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch as the 2017 Utahn of the Year has little to do with the fact that, after 42 years, he is the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S….

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