Tag Archives: Mike Lee

REPORT: Mormons Lead Push To Unseat Sen. Mike Lee

The Atlantic reports: For many Utahns, the Trump rally was the breaking point. A few days before the 2020 election, Senator Mike Lee paced across a red, white, and blue stage in Goodyear, Arizona, microphone in hand, rhapsodizing about the president’s many virtues while he looked on. Lee’s talking points were mostly familiar. But then he arrived at a novel …

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McMullin Launches Bid To Unseat GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Politico reports: Evan McMullin, the former undercover CIA officer best known for his 2016 presidential bid as an independent, announced Tuesday he is running for Senate in Utah to replace Republican Mike Lee in next year’s midterm elections. In a roughly three-minute campaign launch video, McMullin, who has long been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, argued Tuesday …

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REPORT: Evan McMullin To Challenge Sen. Mike Lee

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Evan McMullin, who won more than 21% of the Utahns’ votes for president in 2016, will challenge Sen. Mike Lee as an independent candidate for Utah’s Senate seat next year. An announcement of his candidacy is likely to come soon — perhaps very soon — a source in the McMullin camp told me over the …

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee Introduces Nine Anti-Vaccine Bills

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Sen. Mike Lee has introduced nine separate pieces of legislation targeting federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. S.2840 – A bill to permit civil actions against the United States for COVID-19 vaccination mandates. S.2841 – A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publicly disclose information regarding adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines. S.2842 …

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Lee: Voting Rights Bill Is As If From “The Devil Himself”

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who has previously complained that “rank democracy can thwart” liberty, railed against the For The People Act on Wednesday, declaring to Fox News that the bill aimed at expanding voting rights was so bad that it could have been crafted by Satan. “Everything in this bill is rotten to the core,” Lee …

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee Holds Fundraiser At Mar-A-Lago

The Deseret News reports: Utah Sen. Mike Lee will attend a high-priced fundraiser for his reelection campaign today at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, a day after defending Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote in the Senate impeachment trial. The fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago hosted by prominent Republican donors costs $10,600. Lee campaign manager Matt Lusty said the event is being held …

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Mike Lee Hands Over Log Of Trump’s Call During Riot

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Saturday gave House impeachment managers and former president Donald Trump’s defense attorneys a copy of a log from his cellphone, which shows that as the Jan. 6 riot unfolded, he received a call from the White House at 2:26 p.m. that lasted for four minutes, a spokesman for the senator said. …

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Three GOP “Jurors” Met With Trump’s Defense Lawyer

Newsweek reports: On Thursday, three Republican Senators — Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah—reportedly met with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense attorneys, according to Cruz and Trump attorney David Schoen. Schoen called the three senators “very friendly,” a comment which raised eyebrows seeing as senators are often thought to serve as …

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As Rioters Rampaged Through Capitol, Trump Called Senators Seeking To Delay Counting Of Electoral Votes

CNN reports: President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani both mistakenly made calls to Republican Sen. Mike Lee as deadly riots were unfolding at the US Capitol earlier this week  — calls that were intended for another GOP senator the White House was frantically trying to convince to delay the counting of Electoral College votes. Trump first called the …

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GOP Senator Blocks Women’s And Latino Museums

Salon reports: After decades of calls for the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino and an American Women’s History Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution and months of bipartisan work, a lone Republican single-handedly torpedoed the measure — at least for now. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, blocked a bipartisan effort to establish national museums for Latino …

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COVID+ Senator Goes Maskless At SCOTUS Hearing

Mediaite reports: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) attended the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first day of confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, and he prominently chose to not wear a face mask as he spoke during the proceeding. Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was thrown into turmoil at the top of the month when President Donald Trump, his allies, …

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Dem Rep: I Likely Got COVID From GOP Sen. Mike Lee

Politico reports: Rep. Salud Carbajal announced Tuesday he tested positive for the coronavirus and said it came after he interacted indoors with Sen. Mike Lee, who revealed he had Covid-19 hours after President Donald Trump said he was diagnosed with the disease. Carbajal, a Central Coast Democrat, said in a statement that he began to experience “mild symptoms” and subsequently …

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee Has Tested Positive For COVID

When it rains, it pours: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second senator known to do so. Lee, in a statement, said he took a coronavirus test on Thursday after experiencing symptoms similar to those he has had for longtime allergies. “Unlike the test I took just a few …

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GOP Senators Call On Trump To Withhold COVID Relief For States Where Lockdowns Have Closed Churches

The Christian Post reports: A group of Republican U.S. senators have asked President Donald Trump to withhold COVID-19 relief from states that wrongfully keep churches closed amid the pandemic. In an official letter sent out to the president, the senators explained that there were “many state and local government leaders” that were violating religious freedom. The letter was signed by …

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GOP Senator Slams Trump’s Call To “Regulate” Twitter: Terrible Precedent, May Backfire Once Dems Take Over

“This may be attractive from a distance to some at any given moment, but it’s a very dangerous, slippery slope to start opening the door to having the government regulate these platforms. Governments have force as their only real weapon. You don’t want force deciding the art of persuasion or deciding the art of communication with social media. “You don’t …

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GOP Senators Wore Masks On Private Jet To Quarantine

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: When he learned that a fellow senator had tested positive for COVID-19, Sen. Mitt Romney left the Capitol and ordered up a charter flight home to Utah. Sen. Mike Lee hitched a ride. Romney sat next to Rand Paul at lunch Thursday and had an extended chat Friday; Lee and Paul are close friends in …

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Lou Dobbs Compares GOP Senator To Benedict Arnold

“Senator Mike Lee having something of a snit fit today. He came out in support of Tim Kaine’s — that’s right, the former Democratic candidate for vice president — to limit President Trump’s military authority. Senator Lee’s Benedict Arnold impression and his announcement follows a classified military briefing on Iran that Lee called the worst he has ever seen.” – …

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GOP Senator Furious After Admin’s Briefing On Iran, Will Now Support Vote To Restrict Trump’s War Powers

Raw Story reports: Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. “It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said. CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.” He will now support a vote on the war pushed by Sen. Tim Kaine …

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee: The Green New Deal Will Result In Alaskans Riding Star Wars Tauntauns (Or Something)

Splinter News reports: During a Senate debate over the Green New Deal, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah used his time on the Senate floor Tuesday to combat the legislation by way of the most inane bout of pandering possibly ever recorded. Lee said he is not afraid of the Green New Deal because he doesn’t believe it will pass. He …

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GOP Senator Blocks Reappointment Of Lesbian EEOC Commissioner Over Her “Radical Views On Marriage”

NBC News reports: Members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws in the workplace, are routinely reconfirmed in a bipartisan manner. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, however, is bucking the norm by putting a hold on the reappointment of Chai Feldblum, the first openly LGBTQ person to sit on the commission, because of her …

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