Hatch Faces Anger At GOP Utah Convention: Calls Bush Blame "B.S."

01/01/2011 07:28 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Bob Bernick Jr. And Arthur Raymond Deseret News

U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, both R-Utah, got polite receptions Saturday at the state GOP convention, but both also recognized that some of the rank-and-file delegates weren't pleased with them.

Hatch, at one point in his speech, appeared upset when some delegates applauded as a way of blaming national Republicans, himself included, for the deficit and other problems of the Bush years.

"Don't you believe that B.S.," Hatch said loudly. But some of the 1,800 delegates clearly did.

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