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Favorable or Unfavorable #525: Mike Lee


Favorable or Unfavorable #525: Mike Lee  

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Mike Lee (UT-R) has a lot of actions because he's a significant outlier within even his own party. If there's an heir to Ron Paul, I sometimes think it could be Mike Lee more than Rand Paul, although neither is really that much like Ron Paul, possibly because they have to win reelection as a US Sen, which requires a little more moderation. 

As someone with progressive views, there's times Lee sort of suprises me in a good way, but he usually comes off as heartless or insane at other times. 

He notably didn't vote for Trump in 2016. 

His actions:

Lee, Mike 2010 Defeats 3-term incumbent GOP Sen Bennett in primary as Tea Party gathers steam
Lee, Mike 2011 Votes against extending Patriot Act wiretapping powers
Lee, Mike 2011 Calls on Obama to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan
Lee, Mike 2015 Condemns the Supreme Court for legalizing gay marriage nationally via Obergefell v. Hodges
Lee, Mike 2016 1st US Sen to back Ted Cruz in GOP primary
Lee, Mike 2016 Refuses to vote for Trump, voting for IND nom Evan McMullen
Lee, Mike 2017 Inadvertedly helps save Obamacare by voting against GOP healthcare replacement, a partial repeal of Obamacare
Lee, Mike 2018 Criticizes Trump for missile striking Syria
Lee, Mike 2018 major role in bipartisan criminal justice bill (First Step Act)
Lee, Mike 2019 Votes to block Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure money for the border wall
Lee, Mike 2019 blocks a bill to fund care for disabled 9/11 first responders, despite 73 Senator co-sponsors
Lee, Mike 2019 Votes to block Trump's arms deal with Saudi Arabia
Lee, Mike 2019 Backs const. amendment to permanently set the # of SC justices to 9
Lee, Mike 2020 Declares that the US is not a democracy and that democracy is not the objective of the nation
Lee, Mike 2020 Takes part in initial strategies to overturn a valid election result
Lee, Mike 2021 Breaks w/ Cruz, Hawley, etc and decides to certify eleciton results for Biden, fearing a Jan 6th coup would backfire
Lee, Mike 2021 Votes against investigating the Jan 6th insurrection
Lee, Mike 2021 Supports Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan
Lee, Mike 2022 Votes against bill aimed to protect same-sex and interracial marriage
Lee, Mike 2023 Introduces bill to withdraw the US completely from the United Nations
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God, he's bad. He's worse than Trump but better than Ted Cruz.

For Republicans 

Charlie Baker>Jon Huntsman>John Kasich>Chris Christie>Susan Collins>Nikki Haley>Marco Rubio>Donald Trump>Mike Lee>Ron DeSantis>Ted Cruz>MTG

Rubio is my line of tolerance. Anyone worse than him is cancerous and needs to be stopped from the presidency at all costs. What saves Trump is that he'll sometimes oddly do the right thing (COVID checks/hand outs) and he's too incompetent to do as much damage as Lee or Cruz or DeSantis could do.  

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“blocks a bill to fund care for disabled 9/11 first responders, despite 73 Senator co-sponsors”

 

AKA: objected to unanimous consent to be able to offer amendments to the bill (which ended up passing 1 week later)

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11 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

“blocks a bill to fund care for disabled 9/11 first responders, despite 73 Senator co-sponsors”

 

AKA: objected to unanimous consent to be able to offer amendments to the bill (which ended up passing 1 week later)

Just asking but to amend what?

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10 hours ago, Blockmon said:

Just asking but to amend what?

It was to limit the payout of the program. Really standing up to the firefighters and emt who have had too good for too long.

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