Sen. Mike Lee disagreed strongly with the ACLU over whether there should be restrictions on federal funding of abortions.
Earlier this week the ACLU argued for getting rid of the Hyde Amendment, which restricts federal funding for most abortions. The group said the promotion is being used to discriminate against women and impose religious beliefs on those who don’t share them.
Lee said Wednesday night on Fox News he vehemently disagreed.
“I disagree with every word,” said Lee. “For the ACLU to suggest this is somehow about religious freedom or separation of church and state is nonsense. It is an offense to the American people who do not, regardless of where they stand on the issue, do not believe taxpayer dollars should be spent to end unborn human life.”
Lee has signed on to a letter urging Congress to preserve “pro-life issues” in the federal budget.
Also during the interview, Lee said he is asking the White House for a briefing about potential military action against Iran, but he believes President Donald Trump is the “most constitutionally conscious president we have had relating to war powers in decades.”