Utah Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) recently spoke to Reason Magazine’s Nick Gillespie about a range of topics, including ending the Import/Export Bank, his Mormonism, and if primary-ing Republicans is a good idea. Senator Lee is fighting the excesses of both liberal Democrats and RINO Republicans, and his partnership with Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) has led him to be a divisive figure within the GOP.
Take a few minutes and get to know Senator Lee better. This is the kind of Republican we should be supporting!
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“We’ve had a 75 or 80 year run with some really aggressive progressive policies,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah). “They haven’t worked. They have enhanced America’s opportunity deficit, and the American people want a more conservative government.”
“In order for the Republican Party, or any political party for that matter, to be able to lay any claim to be a party of principle, there needs to be a robust debate within that party. And for that to occur I think primary elections will always need to happen,” Lee tells Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie.
“As a voter what I look for is whether somebody shares my view of government and its proper role. That person may or may not share my faith; that person may or may not have any faith. I’m hiring them not to be my minister. I’m hiring them to represent me in government. I want to know what they think the proper role of government is.”
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