Sen. Hatch often said what he really thought — sometimes followed by an apology

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Chamber honors Sen. Orrin G. Hatch as the 39th Giant in Our City, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Grand America Hotel.

"Democrats are ‘the party of homosexuals.’” — During a Republican fundraiser in southern Utah in September 1988.

“You’re always going to have nutcakes out there, no matter what you do.” — Talking about protesters during a Salt Lake City visit of President George W. Bush in August 2005.

Committing crimes of moral turpitude such as perjury and obstruction of justice go to the heart of qualification for public office. These offenses were committed by the chief executive of our country, the individual who swore to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.” — After voting to remove President Bill Clinton from office in February 1999.

“I don’t care, all I can say is he’s doing a good job as president.” — Responding to recent news that federal court filings seemed to implicate President Donald Trump in illegal hush payments to keep allegations of sexual affairs out of the 2016 presidential campaign.