During Monday's debate about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) tried to gaslight the accuser live on national television.
"Hatch told me Kavanaugh is 'honest' and 'straightforward' and said after talking to Kavanaugh the woman might be 'mixed up,'" tweeted NBC Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell.
During a CNN interview, Hatch said "she's mixed up" and "she's mistaken." He didn't go so far as to use the words "legitimate rape" but he wasn't far off.
The internet let him have it. See the best below:
Maybe @senorrinhatch should just start calling it "locker room rape"— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey Bartlet-Young)1537214951.0
Orrin Hatch suggests that even if Kavanaugh attempted to rape someone, it shouldn't impact his ability to serve on… https://t.co/6ZUGPXvicI— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1537209874.0
"There are a lot of things that just don't make sense to me about Anita Hill's testimony. Some of it just doesn't s… https://t.co/AxHh9Z1S3p— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1537209257.0
Fuck hatch......the old man needs to retire and go back to Utah https://t.co/9ubfAxOadj— B.R.G. (@B.R.G.)1537215004.0
Hatch's Mormon morality always takes the day off when a Republican's illegal or indecent actions are in question.… https://t.co/URaIlHNpet— Bob Shaw (@Bob Shaw)1537214997.0
@RawStory You know, after it’s all said and done, the whole #MeToo movement world should fall right on this asshole… https://t.co/PrlKdEue0B— AJ (@AJ)1537214989.0
Don't EVER forget. Orrin Hatch SAVAGED Anita Hill. He despises women. Let's make them all pay. https://t.co/isY2pgK8kZ— Brian Hjelle, virologist (@Brian Hjelle, virologist)1537214977.0
To say, "I believe his denials" with no evidence other than the person's denials, honestly you have to be either a… https://t.co/potdnNvwqD— Mitchel Lichtman (@Mitchel Lichtman)1537214969.0
@JuddLegum Orrin Hatch is a bit “mixed up” when it comes to the century in which the rest of us are living and what… https://t.co/RVdXcCxYL9— Snow Nguyen (@Snow Nguyen)1537214958.0
@shirazme56 @RawStory @Baltic_Bluebird Senator Franken allegation were ridiculous. Yes, tasteless. But, not worthy… https://t.co/Lkgp1su77h— Maggie (@Maggie)1537212175.0
@RawStory Or consider what you've become.— John Sipher (@John Sipher)1537212493.0
@RawStory Then he would still be a rapist. Once a rapist, always a rapist. Would Hatch have the same opinion if the… https://t.co/ATUCrQvIhx— Arnie Brown (@Arnie Brown)1537211325.0
@RawStory Dear Orrin, you just told me everything I need to know about who you are today.— Liberal Quilter (@Liberal Quilter)1537211671.0
@RawStory There is no bottom with the @GOP. No shame. No humanity. And hopefully, after the midterms, no majority. @OrrinHatch @SenateGOP— Lisa in CT (@Lisa in CT)1537211359.0
@RawStory Translation: I don’t care.— Black Lives Matter (Aline) (@Black Lives Matter (Aline))1537210828.0
@RawStory This is a guy who once thought he was wearing his glasses, reached up and took said non-existent glasses… https://t.co/50iWtYCEO7— Duneedon (@Duneedon)1537212400.0
@RawStory @kelzcouch What is the matter with you ?????? Time does not remove the CRIME or the pain she suffers Obvi… https://t.co/Gfho6HM0AE— Chatty Kathy 🤩🤩 (@Chatty Kathy 🤩🤩)1537211801.0