Hatch: Obama's jab at Supreme Court 'rude'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) late Wednesday said that President Barack Obama displayed poor manners when he called out the Supreme Court during the State of the Union.

Obama openly criticized the Court's campaign finance decision while six Justices sat on the House floor listening to the speech.

"Taking on the Supreme Court like he did, I thought it was kind of rude," Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told the Salt Lake Tribune. "It's one thing to say that he differed with the court but another thing to demagogue the issue while the court is sitting there out of respect for his position." 

Obama called on Congress to limit the impact of the Court's decision reached last week to lift restrictions on corporate spending in politics.

Justice Samuel Alito shook his head an appeared to say the words "not true" when Obama delivered his rebuke, a comment with which several liberal blogs took exception.

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