Orrin Hatch shares bacon-devouring video to troll vegans


by Diana Stancy Correll, Washington Examiner

December 04, 2018


Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, isn’t worried about offending vegans by eating bacon.


Hatch resurrected a video of himself devouring bacon in his office Wednesday morning, in response to an article from the Independent about how some English idioms may offend vegans and vegetarians.


“Phrases like 'bringing home the bacon' could be banned to avoid offending vegans,” the Independent tweeted Monday.



    — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) December 4, 2018



Hatch prevously shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “Choose to live everyday like it’s #BaconLoversDay.” When questioned by a Twitter user if the pork industry had paid Hatch to create the video, Hatch’s office replied that the senator had paid for the bacon and that “no cost is too great for good bacon.”


Hatch’s public displays of his affinity for bacon are nothing new. In 2017, Hatch participated in a challenge from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known as PETA, to present the “best argument” for eating bacon. Hatch responded by sharing photos of himself eating bacon or shopping for the pork product.


Hatch also celebrated his birthday in the spring by eating “birthday bacon” in his office with staff members.


“Growing up Senator Hatch’s family couldn’t afford to celebrate birthdays like the other kids in the neighborhood, so he has never enjoyed them,” Hatch’s office tweeted in March...