- "If you want different results you're going to have to elect different people. That's why I'm thinking about running against Orrin Hatch."
- "I think he's part of the problem, I don't think he's part of the solution," (when speaking about Hatch's 36 years in the Senate).
- "[Senator Hatch] spent more money last quarter on polling than I even raised. He spent $168,000 polling people trying to figure out what to say."
- "I don't think 42 years living in the bubble is healthy for anyone."
- "When I ran for Congress, it was Orrin Hatch, Bob Bennett, and President Bush who came out and endorsed Chris Cannon against me. I love that, bring it on."
Here are a couple of video clips in which Chaffetz talks about running against Senator Hatch: