Hatch Statement on the Passing of Senator Robert Bennett

Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator Robert Bennett:

I had the incredible honor of serving alongside Bob Bennett for nearly two decades as we represented the State of Utah in the United States Senate. In that time, Bob served our state and the nation with unwavering devotion. In the Senate, he was widely respected as a wise and thoughtful leader committed to finding innovative solutions to the most difficult challenges of the day. Above all else, he was a passionate fighter for Utahns, whom were always foremost in his mind. Our state has benefitted tremendously from his many years of loyal service. I will remember Bob not only as an admired colleague and a trusted partner, but also as a cherished friend that I will miss dearly. Elaine and I send our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Joyce and the entire Bennett family at this difficult time.”