Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.
At a rally Tuesday for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, Bannon called the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee a draft dodger who "hid behind" his religion. Romney received a draft deferment for missionary work in France during Vietnam.
The Mormon church for the first time ever is sending out a survey to the religion's 62,000 missionaries to gauge safety conditions for young men and women serving proselytizing missions around the world.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman Eric Hawkins said Monday that the online survey isn't being done because of one particular incident or decrease in missionary safety.
Three Utah missionaries are in serious condition after the bombings in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday, including Richard Norby, Joseph Empey and Mason Wells. Another French missionary, Rachel Clain, was also hospitalized.