Earlier this week, the Club for Growth launched some ads against Sen. Orrin Hatch, urging him to vote against raising the debt limit. Hatch has apparently tired of the assult and is now fighting back.
Hatch went on Fox News Channel to launch his counter-attack. From the Washington Post:
Appearing on Fox News Channel on Tuesday, Hatch noted that Club head Chris Chocola, as a congressman, voted to raise the debt ceiling. In effect, he’s calling Chocola a hypocrite.
Hatch then urged the Club to pick a different target.
“By any measure, I’m considered one of the top conservative members in the history of this country,” Hatch said. “And I don’t know what they’re doing. All I can say is, they’re wasting their money, and they ought to go after Democrats who are really putting us in this bad condition.”
“We’re not going to sit back and take their crap without responding to it when they’re wrong,” Hatch campaign manager David Hansen said.