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

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGOP divide in Congress over Rosenstein's future Senate eyes Kavanaugh floor vote next week Republicans hire female attorney to handle Kavanaugh, Ford questioning MORE (R-Utah) said Thursday night that he wanted a "detailed explanation" from the White House about President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign 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.

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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 CurbeloDems see Kavanaugh saga as playing to their advantage GOP, White House start playing midterm blame game The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Cuomo wins and Manafort plea deal 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.