He did a 180, but watch cons defend him. Hatch is aggressively defending the Trump White House decision against having the FBI investigate, taking the position that the FBI just doesn’t do that sort of thing. Hmmm … how interesting, in the context of Hatch’s 1991 remarks on the investigation into Clarence Thomas’ sexual harassment habits: Chairman Biden and ranking member Thurmond, when they heard about this the first time, they immediately ordered this FBI investigation, which was the very right thing to do, and they did what every other chairman and ranking member have done in the past[.] Republicans might draw a distinction that the allegations against Thomas involved his time at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency, vs. allegations of what would be a state crime. But if so, would they truly be suggesting that they and the FBI wouldn’t consider it FBI business if a Supreme Court nominee had committed, say, a murder that would only draw state, not federal, charges if uncovered? Or state-level drug crimes?