SENATOR MIKE LEE IS NOT SUPREME COURT MATERIAL
By Kelleigh Nelson
January 19, 2017
We don't believe there is a functional conservative party in this country, and we certainly don't think the Republican Party is that. —Stephen Bannon
I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't any more. —Clint Eastwood
In early October, 2016, Senator Mike Lee said to Trump, “I respectfully ask you, with all due respect, to step aside. Step down, allow someone else to carry the banner of these principles… rather than weighing down the American people.”
Really Senator? What banner of principles are you talking about? How is Mr. Trump weighing down the American people with his policies, when he is solidly with working Americans…and is…
The first candidate who actually stated the problems Americans have been talking about for years? The first candidate who actually said he can fix these problems and save our country, and make America great again? The first candidate who actually wants to get rid of the rotten trade deals and bring back jobs? The first candidate who wants to repeal Obama’s nationalized healthcare? The first candidate who wants to close our borders and stop the illegal alien migration? The first candidate who wants to vet Syrian and Somali Muslims before they come into our country? The first candidate who wants to take good care of our veterans and see that they get proper healthcare? The first candidate who is gung ho to protect our second amendment rights? The first candidate who is not a globalist and who is sick and tired of the permanent political class?
And Senator, what about the companies who are deciding to stay and expand in the US before Trump is even inaugurated? [Link]
There will be a great many more who will stay and expand once Trump is in office.
And what about the 1565 refugees who have been brought to America with active TB, not to mention countless other eradicated illnesses America hasn’t seen in decades. How much is that costing taxpayers, Senator Lee? You publicly criticized Trump, particularly for proposing a "religious test" in deciding to ban Muslims from entering the United States, which is not what Trump said. He wants to make sure those entering our country are not terrorists who want to kill American Christians and Jews!
Senator, what comes to mind when I look at your hatred of Donald Trump is a verse from God’s Word. John 8:7 “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Doubtful that you are without sin, Senator, and doubtful that you would stand for the same Constitutionally conservative principles Donald Trump stands for, since you’ve made your hatred of Trump so visceral!
Mike Lee on Supreme Court List
Senator Mike Lee was the leading Trump critic in the red state of Utah, where Trump’s candidacy inspired two third-party candidates to make a run at its electoral votes. In September of 2016, Trump put Lee on a list of possible Supreme Court nominees; Lee rebuffed him, saying he preferred to stay in the Senate.
I say, “Good!” We do not want you on the Supreme Court Senator Lee, because you are nothing at all like Antonin Scalia.
Lee’s Attempts to Derail Trump
In the October, 2016 video you actually posted on Facebook where you told Donald Trump to step down and let someone else carry the banner of the Republican party, who did you want to carry it? Who else did you think was capable, your good buddy, Ted Cruz who has allegedly had affairs and who didn’t sue the National Enquirer for their story on same? Or maybe you liked Jeb Bush, Rubio, Kasich or Graham since you never endorsed Donald Trump. We know you voted for your fellow Mormon, Evan McMullen as a protest vote against Donald J. Trump
Donald Trump is not perfect Senator Lee, but neither are you! And for sure, neither is your buddy, Ted Cruz, who I’ve exposed in more than a dozen articles.
Why didn’t you endorse Donald Trump and the truly conservative policies he espouses? The only reason I can think of is that you’re just like the bunch from William F. Buckley’s old National Review rag who swore they’d never vote for Trump. That same group, which included George Will, Michael Barone, David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol, Lawrence Kudlow, Peggy Noonan, and editor Rich Lowry, gathered together in an exclusive meeting with President Obama in 2009 to sing his praises after the ’08 election. [Link] I can only surmise that you would be happier if Hillary Clinton had become the 45th president.
Lee Pushes Trade
A staffer for Republican Senator Mike Lee told trade experts at a lunch in Washington this week that he is looking into ways to curtail the president's wide-ranging powers to impose tariffs.
The aide said a bill could be introduced as soon as Trump takes office, and it may require the new President to go through Congress to use tariffs.
The staffer emphasized that the bill is not just a push against Trump on trade, but part of a broader effort to transfer more legislative power to Congress from the executive branch…and if you believe that, I’ve a bridge to sell you.
Lee’s Rubio/Cruz Alliance Attempt
In the week before the Florida Republican primary in March, Lee headed early to the GOP presidential debate there with a mission: to convince one Senate friend, Marco Rubio, to ally with another, Ted Cruz, and form a unity ticket to block Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination. But at the last minute, as Lee prepared to board his plane, Rubio backed out of the meeting. [Link]
Smart decision by Rubio, but Senator Lee, your hatred of Donald J. Trump is over the top. Again Senator, you seemingly would have been happier with one of the left leaning Republicans who would continue the globalist agenda.
RNC Convention Attempts to Derail Trump
Ken Cuccinelli of the Senate Conservatives Fund and Mike Lee sold out grassroots conservatives so they could make a spectacle on the floor of the Republican National Convention as part of the last dying breaths of the “NeverTrump” collective.
According to Breitbart, Ken Cuccinelli, of the Senate Conservatives Fund, and Lee were offered two packages that had almost everything they wanted in them, but they turned it down. As they planned to take their already losing “NeverTrump” battle to the Convention floor, Priebus offered them a similarly lucrative pro-grassroots package. But Cuccinelli and Lee turned down these packages from Priebus and the RNC that would have significantly increased the power grassroots conservatives have over the Republican Party, and they did it so as to create a show on the floor of the convention.
“He never had any intention of doing anything but trying to create a scene,” a senior Republican strategist said of Cuccinelli. “He’s been working with the NeverTrump folks, and they’ve been saying, ‘Oh no we’re not a part of that.’ Bulls**t. They have been a part of that from day one.”
‘Pro-Life’ Senator Lee Fine with Flint Babies Drinking Poison Water
Every once in a while, there is a thing that one would assume that all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, would support.
Senator Mike Lee, is fighting tooth and nail to prevent any federal funding from going to help the city of Flint, Michigan replace the old lead pipes that are causing their water to be contaminated. Back in September of 2016, Lee was one of only three Senators to oppose a $10 billion water bill that included $100 million in aid to Flint — specifically because of that part of the bill. In March, he blocked another $220 million emergency aid package to Flint. He currently supports a Republican stopgap budget that includes aid to flood victims in four states, but not the aid to Flint. [Link]
Lee claims he’s pro-life, but Flint, Michigan families and children apparently don’t count.
Lee Short-Sells Home
The Deseret News says Mike Lee has lost credibility to speak on financial issues…
Back in 2012, Senator Lee was forced to sell his million-dollar Alpine home. The Senator bills himself as a fiscal conservative. He advocates for financial responsibility, a balanced budget, lower government spending, and a reduction of national debt, but apparently, those responsibilities belong only to others, not to Mike Lee.
Lee was not "forced" to do anything. A short sale is a choice, even though Lee says, "It's not something any of us would have chosen." Before he was elected, the senator made a choice to purchase a $1.1 million home, and he promised the bank he would pay off his mortgage with interest. The fact that his home depreciated has nothing to do with making the mortgage payments.
what his salary as a Senator would be before he bought this home.
In the short sale, the bank agreed to take a loss of up to $400,000 on the senator's home. Certainly, there's always risk involved in a purchase, but true integrity is that we own our choices and are accountable for the consequences. In this case, the bank is taking the loss and Lee is walking away.
There are millions of Americans who have negative equity in their homes. If they all did what Lee has done, the entire nation would fall into a catastrophic depression.
Lee has repeatedly denounced the U.S. government for not living within its means. Now, the senator is the recipient of his own personal bailout. He has torpedoed his ability to speak with credibility on issues of financial and fiscal responsibility.
Why Lee Said He Wouldn’t Vote Trump
In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg, Lee slammed Trump for pushing a conspiracy theory that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael, was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and said the candidate’s comments about Muslims are “religiously intolerant.”
Sorry Senator Lee, but Roger Stone, author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, confirmed that Rafael Cruz was involved with Lee Harvey Oswald. Stone also told me personally that he had come across Rafael Cruz’s name when doing research for his book.
As for negative comments about Islamists, Trump has stated time and again that before Muslims are allowed into our country, they need to be vetted. Why? Just take a look at some of the documented Islamic terrorist attacks against Jews and Christians.
Mike Lee and Islamic Immigration
Lee also supported legislation that would bring more Muslims into America. No wonder he is anti-Trump! Obviously, Senator, you and Hillary would get along quite well with allowing hundreds of thousands more non-vetted Muslims into our country.
In January of 2015, a handful of Senators quietly introduced new legislation in Congress that would allow for virtually unlimited Muslim immigration into the United States – lifting caps entirely on several categories of visas favored by immigrants from Muslim countries. The Mark Zuckerberg-backed legislation, S.153, is called the Immigration Innovation Act (or I-Squared). [Link]
The I-Squared bill is significant for a second reason. One of the Senators who introduced the bill, former Presidential candidate, Marco Rubio, just won reelection to the Senate in Florida. Remember the infamous Gang of Eight?
In August of 2015, Senators Cruz, Grassley, and Sessions were all lobbying for legislation that would enact a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years for immigrants who try to re-enter the country illegally after being deported. This was in response to the murder of Kathryn Steinle after Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an immigrant from Mexico who had repeatedly re-entered the United States illegally after being deported, allegedly fired the shot that killed the 32-year-old woman on July 1, 2015.
According to Politico, Mike Lee was aligned with liberal Democratic Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Dick Durbin of Illinois to ease mandatory minimums for certain crimes, and is uncomfortable with such binding punishments for immigration offenses. He even threatened to oppose sanctuary cities legislation that includes mandatory minimums.
In Michelle Malkin’s book, Sold Out, she covered the I-Squared Act, S.153. She stated, “If you are an American worker, that bill is more appropriately called the ‘I'm Screwed Act.’” This rotten legislation had 14 sponsors back in 2015, and Senator Mike Lee of Utah was one of them.
Senator Lee’s hatred of our new President, who has brought grassroots Americans renewed hope for the future, is hard to fathom when Lee claims to be a Constitutional conservative. His desire to destroy Donald Trump lines up with the likes of the Democratic controlled main stream media, the Clintons, and the Obamas. Would I trust Mike Lee on our Supreme Court? My answer is obvious.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.