Hatch constantly referred to how he has a lot of seniority and experience in the Senate. While I understand the importance of orienting oneself to a contemplated organization like the Senate, I fail to see how someone who was not ready to get things done from the get go was elected. Our country's time is far too important for someone to take nearly 30 years to finally get to the point where they assert that they are finally in a position where they can get what they want done.
However, this is what Orrin Hatch had to say about seniority in 1976:
"Seniority for seniority's sake serves no useful purpose."
Hatch serves no useful purpose.