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Sen. Hatch to Dems Saying Tax Cuts Are for Rich: 'Bull Crap'

The Utah Republican also said he's helped disadvantaged people "my whole stinking career"

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    Senators Hatch, Brown Trade Barbs in Tax Debate

    Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown exchanged heated words in a Senate Finance committee hearing debating the tax bill overhaul. The Senate version of tax bill was approved and sent to the full Senate after four days of often fierce partisan debate. (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and a decidedly un-senatorial cry of "bull crap."

    The eruption occurred late Thursday as Republicans pushed a near $1.5 trillion, 10-year tax cut for businesses and individuals through the Senate Finance Committee over Democrats' objections.

    Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown said people know Republicans want to help the rich because it's "in their DNA."

    The committee's chairman is 83-year-old Orrin Hatch. The Utah Republican has served in the Senate since 1977, and he told Brown he'd heard enough.

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    Hatch said he's helped disadvantaged people "my whole stinking career."

    As the two senators talked over each other, Hatch said he was tired of Democrats' "bull crap."