Sen. Hatch's "Holy War"

November 19, 2009 11:25 am ET — Matt Finkelstein

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) gives a preview of how Republicans are likely to conduct themselves during the upcoming health care debate on the Senate floor:

Republicans, who have criticized the Democrats' initiative as a step toward government control of the healthcare system, are already planning a series of delaying tactics, including forcing the entire bill to be read aloud on the Senate floor.

"It's going to be a holy war," Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday evening.

Joe Sudbay responds, "This means that, in Hatch's world, insurance companies are deities. Republicans sure do worship at their altar."