Utah Senator-Elect Mike Lee Won’t Vote For Any Bill Not Consistent With “Text And Original Understanding” Of Constitution

Posted by | November 22, 2010 10:33 | Filed under: Top Stories

Speaking to the Federalist Society, Utah’s Senator-Elect Mike Lee vows he will stick to the original text and intent of the Constitution when casting votes.

“I will not vote for a single piece of legislation that I can’t reconcile with the text and the original understanding of the U.S. Constitution,” he said.

“Stated differently, if I can’t imagine myself explaining to James Madison with a straight face why what I was doing was consistent with the text and history of the constitution as it’s been amended all 27 times, I’ll vote no. I’ll do it every single time regardless of what the precedent says or can get away with,” he continued to applause.

Lee should have to explain to his imaginary friend James Madison what he and his tea party cohorts are trying to do to our country.

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