Mike Lee: Everything About Fiscal Cliff Deal a Failure, Only Had Six Minutes to Read It Before Voting

e592mikelee Mike Lee: Everything About Fiscal Cliff Deal a Failure, Only Had Six Minutes to Read It Before Voting

Mike
Lee, Utah’s junior Republican senator, joined Fox News’ Jenna Lee
on Happening Now this morning to talk about his
op-ed in the Washington Times warning of the “fiscal
avalanche” ahead if Washington keeps dithering along an
unsustainable path of spending and debt. In the course of the
discussion, Lee explained what he saw was wrong with this week’s
fiscal cliff
deal. “Everything about this bill was a failure,” the senator
said, “what Congress did, how Congress did it and what Congress
didn’t do.” What Congress didn’t do includes reading the bill. Lee
says Senators “were given a total of six minutes to read this bill
before we had to vote on it,” and said lawmakers had to insist on
“the opportunity to read legislation before we cast a vote on it,”
something he promised in his insurgent 2010 campaign (Lee defeated
long-time incumbent Republican Bill Bennett to win the Senate
seat).Video below:h/t to Connor Boyack, who adds that the way the bill was rushed
through was “just like with the so-called ‘Patriot Act’.”

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Mike Lee: Everything About Fiscal Cliff Deal a Failure, Only Had Six Minutes to Read It Before Voting

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