Sen. Orrin Hatch, who continuously decries the bitter partisanship in Washington, implied this week that Democratic success in November's election could result in terrorist attacks on America.
Hatch was quoted in Tuesday's Tooele Transcript Bulletin as saying Middle East terrorists are "waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again."
Democrats are criticizing Hatch for what they see as "ridiculous" partisan hyperbole.
"There they go again trying to use smear and fear to win in November," said Stacie Paxton, spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee.
But Hatch said Wednesday he was only trying to reiterate a long-held position about Iraq. He clarified the statement through a spokesman, although he does not recall saying it.
GOI: Soooo if he doesn't recall saying it then why own it by giving a defense of what he really meant? In "redefining" what he said he is admitting that he said the original statement!! This is the politics of irrational fear again from the Republicans. This is so obsurd and shows just how desperate Republicans are to tighten the gap in polls that some show them nearly twenty points behind the Democrats in this years mid-term elections.
I was born in the afternoon but not yesterday afternoon.
This is totally absurd alarmism on his part and not very becoming of a politician who claims to hate bitter, bipartisan games.
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