- Dec 29, 2015
- Reaction score
- Olympia Wa
- Political Leaning
Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) offered an ominous warning about the future of the Senate as an institution during his farewell speech on Wednesday.
“The Senate as an institution is in crisis,” Hatch said on the Senate floor. “The committee process lies in shambles. Regular order is a relic of the past. And compromise, once the guiding credo of this great institution, is now synonymous with surrender.”
“Things weren’t always as they are now,” he continued. “I was here when this body was at its best. I was here when the regular order was the norm, when legislation was debated in committee, and when members worked constructively with one another for the good of the country.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/go...-gets-pummeled-twitter-gives-farewell-speech/'Good riddance to a spineless dinosaur’: Orrin Hatch gets pummeled on Twitter as he gives farewell speech
He is right. He is also part of the reason why, and he has not been willing to join the anti-Trump mob, so I predict that his warning will be largely ignored.