Mike Lee Nukes Democrats With Statement on SCOTUS Appointment... With Some Unexpected Help

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, listens at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senator Mike Lee isn’t ever really known for holding back.  The senior Senator from Utah has long been an advocate for Constitutionally sound principles, at times bucking the trends from his party when he has felt they have crossed a line.  Lee has a libertarian streak to him, much like another Senator who speaks his mind when he needs, Rand Paul.

As the discussion regarding replacing recently-passed Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies, so do the calls from Democrats to postpone the confirmation process until after the election.  Senator Mike Lee had a few things to say about that, and those things are said in a very much “Mike Lee” fashion:

“In 2016, President Obama nominated a replacement for Justice Scalia and my Senate colleagues and I gave our advice and consent on the nominee, consistent with the Constitution, by rejecting him.  This year, President Trump will nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg and, consistent with the Constitution, we will again give our advice and consent.  If we like the nominee, we will confirm her.  If we don’t, we won’t.  It’s that simple.”

It doesn’t get much simpler. Some called his statement disingenuous and lies, but interestingly enough, a law professor from UC Berkeley (of all places) (and Harvard Law Grad himself) weighed in to provide his opinion:


In another interesting observation, while I know President Trump has stated that he will nominate a woman, Mike Lee says they “will confirm her.”  Though we know that he could be referring to Trump’s female preference, is there something Senator Lee knows that we don’t?  Only time will tell!


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