Sen. Hatch, by the way, is the same man who pledged that President Barack Obama would have the full cooperation of Republican senators if he nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Merrick Garland, specifically. Obama did just that and Hatch — like the rest of his GOP colleagues in the senate — refused to allow a vote, or even any hearings, on the precise nominee he had demanded.
So the words that Orrin Hatch says cannot be trusted and Orrin Hatch cannot be trusted. He is, according to his own words, full of it. The only redeeming feature of Sen. Hatch these days is that part of him seems to recognize that he has betrayed his own principles and ought to be ashamed of himself.[from]