Sen. Lee 1 of 6 senators to vote against COVID relief bill; Lee shares reasoning

Utah Sen. Mike Lee. Photo: U.S. Senate

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 22, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of only six U.S. Senators to vote against the  $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, on Tuesday morning explained that decision.

In a series of tweets issued at 8:19 a.m., Lee explained his thinking in the matter. Lee said the bill was linked with a larger spending bill that served special interests, not the interests of the people.

Read his full statement below:

Other Senators to vote against the COVID-19 release bill were Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky; Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida: Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin; and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

On Dec. 11, Lee blocked legislation that would have allowed the creation of women’s and Latinos museums on the National Mall, enraging supporters of the multi-year projects.

“The last thing we need is to further divide an already divided nation with an array of segregated, separate-but-equal museums for hyphenated identity groups,” Lee said.


  1. How on earth can our government representatives reflect the peoples choice if they never read let alone share the content with their constituents? It should be against the law to perform in such an irresponsible manner.


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