Sen. Mike Lee gets blowback over GOP leadership bid

by Alexander Bolton  |  published on April 15, 2016

Senate Republicans piled on conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) during a private meeting Thursday, rebuking him after he pressed several GOP leaders earlier in the week to step down from leadership because of term limits.

Colleagues scolded Lee for lacking collegiality by trying to enforce a GOP conference rule that allows lawmakers to serve only three terms in the elected leadership, according to lawmakers who attended the heated discussion.

Lee has argued their time is up while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says they should be allowed to stay in leadership through the end of 2018.

The leaders affected are Senate GOP Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.), Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso (Wyo.) and conference vice chairman Roy Blunt (Mo.).

  • Colo43

    Remove all that have over stayed their term and welcome. its beyond time for the Change we need.

  • Grim Reaper

    Lee has it right. It is hacks like McConnell that need to go. His aidding and abetting Obama is pure treason. He is nothing more than a bought off collaborator. A total disgrace to America, and should be charged and tried for the fraud he is for putting our nation at risk. What a scumbag!!!

  • SDofAZ

    Senator Lee is headed in the right direction. Change is coming in congress rather the dems or rinos like it or not. Term limits, pay cuts, perk cuts, etc!! Your seats are not secure congress. We are FED UP!

  • Webb

    Go Lee…
    Keep them as Honest as Possible…
    McConnell could stand to be replaced…he has not guts!

  • DiogenesAmericanus

    Anyone who would ask a RINO to give up any power or perk is spitting into the wind.

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