SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) stands by his statement that the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is the "the party of homosexuals," his campaign manager, Bud Scruggs, said Thursday.
Hatch, who spoke Wednesday in St. George during a campaign swing through southern Utah, said Democrats "are the party of homosexuals. They are the party of abortion. They are the party that has fought school prayer every step of the way. They are the party that has basically, I think, denigrated a lot of the values that have made this country the greatest country in the world."