In a week where Mike Pence proved himself a complete failure, it’s good to see the continuing rise of U.S. Senator Mike Lee. Here’s an excerpt from a Washington Examiner post by Paul Bedard:
In his new book, “Our Lost Constitution,” Lee details many cases where all three branches have undermined the Constitution, sometimes on purpose and many times out of sheer laziness and stupidity.
“Many Americans probably assume that our lawmakers understand our founding document and are devoted to defending it,” Lee writes. “Unfortunately, that assumption is in many ways incorrect.”
In the book out Tuesday and obtained by Secrets, the Utah senator adds, “The truth is that our Constitution is being subverted by many of the very people who have solemnly sworn to protect it.” Overall, he said Washington treats the document as “a nuisance.”
Lee has been a strong defender of the Constitution in Congress. Lee is a former Utah federal prosecutor who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito before he joined the high court. He is a Tea Party favorite and the first of several GOP upstarts who shocked the establishment by knocking off three-term Republican Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
Read more: Washington Examiner