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

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchThe Hill's Morning Report — What a shutdown would mean for the government GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander won't seek reelection Hatch walks back remarks that he didn't 'care' if Trump broke the law 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.