Sen. Hatch jokes he was behind Nickelback prank on Sen. Sasse
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchSenate Finance Committee releases 22 opioid bills to mark up in ‘coming weeks’ Republicans think Trump is losing trade war McConnell tells senators he might scrap August recess MORE (R-Utah) joked on Twitter that he was the prankster who signed Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) up for email subscriptions about the band Nickelback.

"Got him," Sen Hatch's office tweeted Friday, responding to Sasse.

"Just didn't want you to miss this. It must be a big day in the Sasse house," Hatch said in another tweet with a photo of new music by the band.

Sasse had tweeted on Friday to scold the anonymous pranksters, who he claimed signed up his personal and work email accounts to receive promotional information from the band.


"To whoever just subscribed my email accts (family, work, obsolete) to multiple @Nickelback promotional & fan newsletters: It's. Not. Funny," Sasse tweeted Friday afternoon.

Sasse has a long history of hating the band, which recently made a Rolling Stone readers' poll for the top 10 worst bands of the 1990s.

Sasse responded to Hatch's tweets, jokingly calling his comments about Nickleback "hate speech."