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Sen. Hatch encouraged Rob Porter to "fight through" abuse allegations

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Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has come under fire after defending Rob Porter, his former chief-of-staff who resigned as White House staff secretary Wednesday over allegations that he abused his two ex-wives.

The latest: After initially backing away from his defense of Porter, Hatch said Porter was a "very good man" who should "fight on" rather than step down.