Sen. Mike Lee champions new Tea Party Caucus

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  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Four Senators showed up today for the Tea Party Caucus. What a mandate!

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    The "Tea Party" should form its own separate party with its own separate caucauses.

    The fact that Lee ran as a Republican but is really a member of the secret combination called "Tea Party" demonstrates his dishonesty.

    And I thought Tea Partiers were big on having honest people in public office?

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 10:25 a.m.

    It would be comical if it wasn't so pathetic as we watch Lee (fric) ride the Tea Chicken Little PARTY's gravey train, while (frac) Hatch in a panic frenzy tries to climb aboard. The Tea thing is already starting to come unraveled and soon will join the likes of the Birchers and the rest of the paranoia troubled radicals.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Hatch's job is safe. In his first few days, Lee has proved crazy enough that Utah will elect a rational Senator to balance their crazy one.

    But then again, it shouldn't take special interest groups too long to geld the crazy out of Mike Lee and add another puppet to their collection.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 8:04 a.m.

    Why not just form a new party? Obviously the tea party is a subset of the Republican Party, and the mainstream GOP has co-opted the tea party. Tea party folks don't like to hear it, but they are being used. Tea party, stand on your own two feet. Put yourselves out there and let the voters choose instead of hiding under the skirts of the Republicans. Until you do it, the GOP will be a battleground and never provide a coherent philosophy to lead. What a joke.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 6:47 a.m.

    Lee has just proved himself to be a RINO. It shames me that he is a senator from my state.

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 11:00 p.m.

    Is he a Republican party Senator or a Tea Party Republican? I love how the Tea Partiers distance themselves from the Republican party, unless it is in their own best interest to align with them. What a bunch of blowhards.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 26, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Good move. Lee remembers who got him there, and what his constituents want. It is not more "go along to get along with the good old boys" like our overly senior Senator behaves.

    It is going to take some brave men and women willing to take a lot of abuse if we are to salvage our country from the unsustainable spending habits and refusal to face reality that has been the hallmark of Congress until this year.

    Go, Mike Lee, lead on!

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 26, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Lee's first address to the caucus: "What Mr. Scalia and I want you to think about the Constitution".