Skip to comments.Report: GOP Establishment Plotting to Oust Conservative Leader Sen. Mike Lee
Posted on 12/23/2014 12:32:01 PM PST by cotton1706
Some prominent moderate establishment Republicans in Utah are plotting to target conservative icon Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with a primary challenge in 2016.
Lees offense? He didnt drink the Washington Kool-aid and see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi after he ousted incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT), who had supported the TARP bailouts, in 2010.
When Lee prevailed over Bennett, he gave other conservatives across the country hope that they could also defeat entrenched incumbents who cared more about preserving the status quo above all else. Once Lee arrived in Washington, he didnt turn his back on the base, which angered some prominent establishment Republicans.
According to a report in Politico, moderate GOP billionaires like Jon Huntsman Sr. and some powerful establishment Republicans in Utah are tired of Lees conservatism and willingness to live up to his campaign promises instead of letting the D.C. establishment co-opt him.
During his first Senate term, Lee has established himself as one of conservatisms leading voices. As Politico implies, establishment Republicans do not like him because he stood with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund Obamacare and has supported defunding Obamas executive amnesty with Sens. Cruz and Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Most recently, Lee has offered positive solutions via his conservative reform agenda that specifically focuses on improving the lives of working Americans with conservative policies.
Huntsman, the father of President Barack Obamas former Ambassador to China and failed 2012 GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, reportedly has refused to meet with Lee because of his extremely radical positions against Obamacare and executive amnesty. Huntsman said the government shutdown cost his cancer research foundation millions in federal taxpayer dollars, and he predicted a major primary challenge against Lee, telling Politico that Lee is an embarrassment and an extremist.
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Long live mammon!
But hey, just keep holding yer nose and voting republican, right? =D
There is no doubt that the Huntsman-Romney-Hatch Klan will oppose Lee, both in the primary and general elections.
"Resistance is futile."
Hope they enjoy being the New Whig Party
Why RINOs are no better than Dems - and sometimes WORSE.
Well, MR. Huntsman. We’ll see about that. Everything these GOPes do just strengthens my resolve to oust their sorry butts.
That’s right where the Rino Republicans should be in a deep hole somewhere.
You do the same thing, d. At least the new TEA Rs are gaining in number, at state levels as well.
FYI to some Utah FReepers!
Lets get it OVER with!
What happened to Congressional good guy bad guy to fool the rubes?....
Starting to look like BAD guy , BAD guy..
The “good guy” has pecker breath and a sore keister..
I wish we had more true conservatives in the position that Jeff Sessions was in this election. No primary opponent and no dem dared to run against him in the general. Talk about a safe seat. Of course we Alabamians have always been an embarrassment to the elites.
Sounds more like Huntsman is a run of the mill Democrat.
Why not just switch parties and support a Dem? Not sure I understand what this old tool is going for here.
Sounds like he is pretty liberal to use those descriptions about Sen. Lee and his normal, majority, American opinions about the related issues.
Then again, I was sure their family were super communists when I first heard the Jr. talk about any topic whatsoever.
They don’t belong in the party.
Its all about greed and power