Reports The Hill:
Hatch addressed the divisive policy in a speech at the Heritage Foundation, where he strongly defended Republicans' sense that the waivers will end welfare's work requirement and slammed would-be political arbiters who disagree.
"The fact checkers, in many instances, failed to do their due diligence on the administration's actions," Hatch told the crowd.
"These supposedly objective analysts were too quick to lean on partisan talking points … The motives of the Obama administration have been unexamined. The language they have used to describe their waiver scheme has been taken at face value."