GOP Sen. Mike Lee on Whether Trump Lies: ‘I’m Certain That He Has’


Senator Mike Lee gave an interview on Morning Joe today, where he said that even though he thinks President Donald Trump doesn’t always tell the truth, conservatives can’t let that distract them from fulfilling their political objectives.

Lee began by taking questions from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, who asked how the GOP can count on Trump’s commitment to them when Sen. Jeff Flake highlighted how often the president lies and maligns people. As Lee defended Trump’s advancement of Republican Party interests, Brzezinski continued to grill him about whether he’ll stand up to the president if he lies or gets in sparring matches with people within the GOP.

“I just want to understand what that means,” Brzezinski asked. “Does the President of the United States lie? Has he ever lied?”

“I’m certain that he has, but my purpose to come here today, it is not to focus on those things,” said Lee. “My purpose is to call on my colleagues, whether they’re Republicans or Democrats, to get behind the agenda of trying to reform the government and make it work for the people, rather than the other way around.”

Brzezinski also pressed Lee on whether Trump is “making a farce of conservatism” by fighting with political enemies and engaging in his usual, unpredictable behavior. Lee argued that if everyone was preoccupied with political disputes all the time, it would get in the way of all efforts to address public concerns.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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