FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2017
Hatch Admits Bipartisanship is Too Hard for Him
Hatch Stuns with New Statement on Health Care; Wilson Says Utahns Cannot Afford His Exhaustion
SALT LAKE CITY – Today, Salt Lake County Council member, fifth-generation Utahn, and candidate for U.S. Senate Jenny Wilson responded to Sen. Orrin Hatch’s comments in which he admitted that he was giving up on a bipartisan solution to health care reform. In an article headlined “Exclusive: Senate too divided to keep up healthcare push – Senator Hatch,” he is quoted saying “There’s just too much animosity and we’re too divided” too get anything done on health care now. The article also states that Hatch has encouraged the White House to move on from improving America’s health care system.
Wilson issued the following statement:
“Senator Hatch refused to hold a hearing in the committee he controls, refused to sit down with members of the other party, and refused to come up with a plan that would actually improve our health care system. Then, after joining a failed attempt to raise insurance premiums by 20 percent and take health care away from thousands and thousands of Utahns, he now admits that bipartisanship is too much of a burden for him. There was a time when Hatch worked across the aisle to get things done for Utahns, but after his 40 years there, Washington has changed and so has he. His exhaustion and defeatism does not represent who we are as Utahns, so it’s time that he no longer represents us in Washington. If Hatch doesn’t have the willpower or the ability to work across the aisle, Utahns deserve someone who will. Finding common ground is not easy. It requires hard work. But here in Utah we have proven that it can be done. As I have shown on the Salt Lake County Council, I will never give up on finding common ground to improve the lives of Utahns.”