Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States.

The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in another outsized Utah voice with a very different take on the president: Mitt Romney, whose renewed criticism of Trump is already making waves. Romney was sworn in to the U.S. Senate seat from which Hatch is retiring after four decades and at the height of his power.

A staunch conservative who wasn't afraid to cross the aisle, Hatch teamed with Democrats to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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