Sen. Hatch jokes he was behind Nickelback prank on Sen. Sasse
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Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchKoch groups: Don't renew expired tax breaks in government funding bill Hatch tweets link to 'invisible' glasses after getting spotted removing pair that wasn't there DHS giving ‘active defense’ cyber tools to private sector, secretary says 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."