Sen. Orrin Hatch may retire, but he wants the nation – and Google in particular – to know he's still kicking. The 84-year-old Utah Republican and his team have been enjoying the search engine after falsely declaring that he died more than 10 months ago.
Late Monday, Hatch's official Twitter account posted a tweet: "Hi … @ Google? We may have to talk." An attached screenshot indicates the date he allegedly died: September 1
But Hatch is not dead, so his office decided to prove it with a series of photos and video shows the legislature engaged in a number of different activities.
"Here's Senator Hatch, who's reading a newspaper earlier," reads the first tweet. And the tweets went late into the night, delivering an example inspired by Hatch in action.
Then, a video – complete with a Bitmoji version of the legislature – showed Hatch signing some bills last week.
Next, Hatch's office was associated with interviews the Senator had made in recent weeks – "Proof of Life", read the tweet.
On July 6, a very lively Hatch met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. " You're terrific, "says the Senator in a video.
Another video shows Hatch hosting Smokey Robinson in his office on May 15.
Other tweets showed that Hatch was a World War II memorial and a Chuck-a-Rama restaurant in Utah andafter being released from a Venezuelan jail and preparing to meet the Supreme Court candidate, Brett Kavanaugh.
The last proof? Pictures of Hatch's 84th birthday in March, almost six months after his obvious Google death certificate. The theme of the party: Bacon
Hatch's Google biography has since been fixed, and members looking for their senator , will find one very alive and making jokes.
"In the short period that the Internet hatched Hatch dead, he has advanced 3 bills," a modest bouncer from Hatch's Twitter account read. "Even in death, Hatch remains one of the Senate's most prolific lawmakers."
Hatch's spokesman Matt Whitlock confirmed to CBS News in an e-mail that the 84-year-old is still alive and well, saying that "suggest unconfirmed reports that at 7:30 [Hatch] one hour of CrossFit and one hour of various sports had already ended."
"After both the senator and the staff confirmed, he was actually alive and he was not part of a Sixth Sense phenomenon, he had a good laugh and could walk several miles to celebrate," Whitlock said.
Hatchthat he will retire from Congress at the end of the year after serving in the Upper Chamber since 1977.
Google r to the tweets of the legislator Tuesday morning apologizing for the mistake: "They are undoubtedly alive and have a great sense of humor."
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