Longtime Republican Utah U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has died at the age of 88. Hatch served the state of Utah from 1977-2019.
Hatch's 42-year tenure made him the longest-serving Republican in Senate history.
Hatch was among the GOP's most influential members, chairing multiple top committees, including Judiciary and Finance. As chair of Judiciary, he handled a number of Supreme Court and other federal court appointments.