To read Sen. Orrin Hatch calling out to end the "dumbass partisanship" in politics around the Supreme Court nomination is akin to the honorable senator calling for term limits in Congress — hypocritical.
I haven't forgotten that the senator was the Republican point on holding up the confirmation hearings of Merrick Garland, a nominee he even recommended to President Barack Obama.
If Sen. Hatch were to back his word with action, I'd encourage him to hold up the current Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, until after the midterm elections.
Furthermore, if the senator truly wishes for civility to return to the political arena, then he should step up and call out President Donald Trump to cease with his incivility and rank discourse that has permeated the political environment as well.
Peter Orum, Salt Lake City