By The Daily Wire. Orrin Hatch’s office released a statement on Hatch’s comments, saying, “Senator Hatch spoke out of turn about Senator McCain’s status. He’s been pleased to hear reports that Senator McCain is in good spirits and hopes to see him back in Washington soon.”
On Monday, Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch revealed that Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is not expected to return to the U.S. Senate . . .
Politico reported that Hatch indicated that “he does not expect McCain, who is battling brain cancer, to return to the Senate.”
“That’s what I’ve been told,” said the 84-year-old Hatch, who is serving in his final year in the Senate before retiring. “I don’t know. I hope he does, I hope he can.” (Read more from “New Developments in John McCain’s Battle with Cancer” HERE)
Hatch Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ for McCain to Block Trump from Funeral
By CNN. Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch said Monday it is “ridiculous” that ailing Sen. John McCain, also a Republican, doesn’t want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral, as was reported over the weekend.
“I think that’s ridiculous,” Hatch told CNN when asked about McCain’s desire to keep Trump away. “He’s the President of the United States. He’s a very good man. But it’s up to John. I think John should have his wishes fulfilled with regard to who attends his funeral.”
Asked if he would encourage McCain, who has battled famously with Trump, to change his mind and ask the President to speak at his funeral, Hatch, who has been a strong supporter of Trump, said, “I would.” (Read more from “Hatch Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ for McCain to Block Trump from Funeral” HERE)