Hatch wants 'detailed explanation' on Trump's 's---hole' comments 

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMichael Steele: Congress must lead on cannabis reform and stand with the American public Overnight Cybersecurity: House Intel votes to release Russia report | House lawmakers demand Zuckerberg testify | Senators unveil updated election cyber bill Omnibus includes search-and-seize provision MORE (R-Utah) said Thursday night that he wanted a "detailed explanation" from the White House about President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE's reported comments about accepting immigrants from "shithole countries."

"I look forward to getting a more detailed explanation regarding the President’s comments. Part of what makes America so special is that we welcome the best and brightest in the world, regardless of their country of origin," Hatch said in a tweet from his office.

Hatch is the senior most Republican to call on Trump to explain his comments from an Oval Office meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing protections for immigrants from several countries, which were first reported by The Washington Post and confirmed by multiple other outlets.


Trump reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as coming from "shithole countries," suggesting the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway.

Trump met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets, Rep. Carlos CurbeloCarlos Luis CurbeloMichael Steele: Congress must lead on cannabis reform and stand with the American public Biden hosting fundraiser in Miami House GOP frets over Pennsylvania race MORE (R-Fla.) also called for the White House to clarify Trump's comments, writing that "under no circumstances is it acceptable to degrade, denigrate, or dehumanize" those given Temporary Protected Status.