One of Joe Bidenís longtime Senate colleagues is contradicting claims the former vice president recently made about having believed Anita Hill during Clarence Thomasís contentious confirmation battle to the Supreme Court.

Former Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told Fox Nation for an upcoming documentary that Biden admitted during the 1991 proceedings that he harbored doubts about the allegations of sexual misconduct Hill leveled at Thomas. At the time of the confirmation hearings, Biden was the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Hatch one its senior Republican members.

ďBiden told me personally that he didnít believe her,Ē Hatch told Fox Nation. ďHe said, ĎI donít know why she did this.í I donít mean to malign Joe, but Joe told me he didnít believe her and there were some others that told me that, too.Ē

Hatchís claim, which is similar to one the late-Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter made in his 2000 memoir, directly contradicts recent statements Biden has made on the topic.