Mike Lee: ‘We’re Stuck’ With Obama

AP

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) told attendees at a town hall event this week that although conservatives may disagree with President Barack Obama’s policies, it isn’t evident the president has committed an impeachable offense, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Saturday.

Some attendees at Lee’s town hall Wednesday in Spanish Fork, Utah approached the senator with their concerns that Obama violated the law and should be impeached, according to the newspaper. 

Lee, himself a leader in the conservative movement to shut down the federal government as a means of defunding the Affordable Care Act, then told the attendees that it’s not evident the president has committed any “high crimes and misdemeanors” up to this point. 

“We’re stuck with him,” Lee said, as quoted by the Tribune.

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