Updates from Senator Lee

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Senator Mike Lee

Sen. Lee Issues Statement on Firing of FBI Director



WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to recent reports regarding President Trump’s decision to remove FBI Director James Comey from his post:


“The Constitution vests the President with the authority to enforce the law, and that certainly means President Trump has the power to remove FBI Director Comey if he believes Mr. Comey has failed to demonstrate capacity and sound judgment. The President made that determination and both the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General reached the same conclusion.”


Sens. Cotton, Cruz, Lee and Rubio Issue Statement Condemning Violence Outside Turkish Embassy



WASHINGTON – Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a statement Wednesday in response to an incident that took place on American soil Tuesday:


“We strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington. Reports indicate that some Turkish officials were involved in assaulting protestors, which violates the most basic rules of diplomacy and is an affront to the United States and the value we place on the right to free speech, as embodied in our Constitution. It is even more concerning coming from one of our own NATO allies.  We call upon the Turkish government to apologize immediately for the involvement of any officials.”