Outrage ensued after pro-abortion protesters screamed at Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and his dismissive comment Thursday over the impending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
'How dare you talk to women that way!'
Protesters attempted to harass and intimidate the 84-year-old senator from Utah, but he waved his hand dismissively and then told them to "grow up" after they began screaming at him.
"Why aren't you brave enough to talk to us and exchange with us?!" demanded one protester.
In the video, Hatch waved them off.
"Don't you wave your hand at me!" responded the protester. "I wave my hand at you!"
"When you grow up I'll be ready," Hatch said to them as he got on the elevator.
"When we grow up!? How dare you talk to women that way!" they began screaming. "How dare you! How dare you!"
Hatch waved goodbye as the screaming continued and his guards threatened to arrest the women.
The video was widely shared on social media from the pro-abortion Twitter account. Many on the left were outraged that Hatch would act so dismissively toward women protesters who were yelling profanities at him.
Orrin Hatch just told women protesting Kavanaugh to “grow up”. This is the modern-day GOP. No shame, no sense of… https://t.co/dSr5ZFvhQu— Millennial Politics (@Millennial Politics) 1538705155.0
"Have been talking non-stop about how women’s anger is treated as both laughable and infantile," responded New York Magazine writer Rebecca Traister. "Thanks Orrin Hatch, for continuing to be a walking f***ing advertisement for my book."
"More than half of his constituents are women," said MSNBC contributor Joyce Alene. "Many of them have experienced sexual violence or harassment, but apparently he can’t Senator Hatch can’t bother to listen to, let alone represent them."
Here's how CNN responded to Hatch shutting down protesters:
Protests erupted on Thursday after the FBI allowed senators to review its report on the investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh. Many protesters noted women's issues and abortion as their motivation for protesting against the conservative judge.