Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) apologized personally for calling Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) decision not to invite President Donald Trump to his funeral “ridiculous” after McCain’s daughter rebuked him on her ABC show, The View.
“I’d like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second, especially Orrin Hatch,” she said, according to a Tuesday Washington Post report.
Hatch voiced his remorse to the Washington Post soon after. “I agree with the daughter,” he said. “I shouldn’t have said anything yesterday. I agree a hundred percent with her.”
He also reportedly sent McCain a letter of apology.
On Monday, Hatch critiqued McCain for his exclusion of the President, calling Trump a “very good man.”