“Yeah I would,” Hatch told POLITICO on Wednesday when asked if he’d vote against the plan. “I would vote against it because I am against raising rates.”

Hatch said that the Boehner plan could pass on the backs of Democrats in Congress — not Republicans, who are fundamentally opposed to raising tax rates on any income group.

“Let’s put it this way – it’s up to the Democrats to enact, not us,” Hatch said in the basement of the Capitol. “They have the votes to enact it.”