The Utah Senator who threatened to punch libertarians has ended up getting punched himself.
Hatch will face off against conservative former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist in a June primary after the six-term incumbent failed to win 60 percent of the vote at the state Republican convention on Saturday.
Hatch took 57 percent on the first ballot and then 59 percent on a second ballot, one on one fight against Liljenquist. Hatch needed to win 60 percent of the vote to avoid a June 26 primary.
A day before the convention, he said Ron and Rand Paul were great guys. A little late for that.