Rumors of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch's death is greatly exaggerated – and he proves it with bacon.
The mischievous lawmaker, whose Twitter feed is regularly filled with taunts, memes, and general rumor mockery, mocked Google after he found that. His search biography showed he died on September 11, 2017.
Such fact boxes are populated automatically from various sources, so it was not a manual change by a Google employee. But the GOP senator had some questions when he tweeted a screenshot of the erroneous information.
"Hi … @ Google? We may have to talk," he tweeted.
While the 84-year-old retires at the end of his tenure, he is still alive and kicking. So he decided to prove it by showing up in a series of activities.
"Here's Senator Hatch reading a newspaper earlier," read the first tweet, accompanied by a picture that showed just that.
And it went on.
"Here is Senator Hatch I would like to give Chancellor Merkel a present and tell her that she will be terrific at the beginning of this month on July 6."
"Senator Hatch makes an important state visit to Chuck A in May Rama, "read another.
The tweets also showed him visiting a war memorial to meet with Brett Kavanaugh and sign bills
Eventually, to tuck the nail into the coffin of the fake obituary, he tweeted a picture from his 84th Birthday Bash in March, almost six months after Google raised him as a daisy. The theme for this celebration was bacon.
Hatch's biography has since been repaired.
The account also issued a slight modest bouncer, noting that in the period in which Hatch was pronounced dead, he filed three bills.
"Even in death, Hatch remains one of the Senate's most prolific lawmakers," said his office.