Sen. Orrin Hatch says GOP leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan have an “obligation” to unify behind Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
Hatch said Trump deserves credit for winning the nomination and, while he may not need Washington Republicans’ support, it would help.
But only up to a point, noting Trump’s outsider appeal.
“He did it not kissing anybody’s behind, which I think is why so many people are supportive of him. They are sick of what’s going on around here. And to be honest with you, I am too.”
Hatch said he doesn’t want Democrat Hillary Clinton making the next three or four Supreme Court picks, which he said was the most important issue in the presidential race.
Hatch does have some advice for Trump: “Cool it” with the personal attacks.