In an interview with conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said that he and his cohort, Tail Gunner Ted Cruz had been unfairly attacked by fellow Republicans in a recent closed-door meeting over their campaign to use a government shutdown to stop “Obamacare” from going into effect.
He said that they normally have a very strict rule about not talking about what goes on in such meetings but that since some other Senators had “leaked” to the press reports that he and Cruz had been castigated for what the more moderate elements of the party see as the damaging push to shut the government down, he felt that he could speak of it this time.
He said, “It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me. It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning.” Going on he added, “It was demeaning to Senator Cruz and to me, but more than anything it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attacks.”
Claiming that he and Cruz have the full support of the base, he said that they Senators who had attacked them were afraid to come forward and admit to having taken part, because they know that the people will turn on them and vote them out of office the next time around.
According to Lee this tactic is going to succeed, he says that it is now obvious that it is an “unstoppable” movement, backed by the American people, even though all of the polls show that the people as a whole did not and do not support shutting down the government or defunding Obamacare. There are still many who are apprehensive about the law and it’s implications however even so they do not think that the way to oppose it is to bring the government to a complete standstill just to stop something that is actually unstoppable.
While he speaks of the attacks as personal attacks he offers no examples of the personal nature of anything that was said merely insisting that he and Tail Gunner are being unfairly maligned and refusing to name names of those who supposedly attacked him so unfairly.
He finished up the interview by saying that there is little chance that the House will pass a clean CR and vowing that if they do he will never vote for it when it comes to the Senate.
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