Hatch weighs in on reported push to ban phrases like 'bringing home the bacon' with video

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchOrrin Hatch Foundation seeking million in taxpayer money to fund new center in his honor Mitch McConnell has shown the nation his version of power grab Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Utah Senate votes to scale back Medicaid expansion | Virginia abortion bill reignites debate | Grassley invites drug execs to testify | Conservative groups push back on e-cig crackdown MORE (R-Utah) on Tuesday responded to an article that said phrases like "bringing home the bacon" might be banned to avoid offending vegans with a video showing him eating the breakfast meat. 

Hatch tweeted the edited, stylized video of himself eating bacon from his official Senate account.


The video included the song "Oh Yeah" by the Swiss band Yello, which was popularized by the classic film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

The article he was responding to, from The Independent, speculates that idioms involving animal products could become obsolete as more people remove them from their diets.

It quotes an academic who suggests phrases like “flogging a dead horse” and “killing two birds with one stone” be replaced with ones including “feeding a fed horse” or “feeding two birds with one scone.”

Hatch also tweeted an unprompted picture of himself holding a piece of bacon Sunday.