The presidential announcements of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have put Sen. Mike Lee in an unenviable tight spot of divided loyalties. That spot will get even tighter when Marco Rubio launches his candidacy.
Reports The Washington Post:
Imagine for a moment it’s high school — because this is the most accurate analogy for Capitol Hill — and everyone in your group of friends is running for student body president. It’s basically that episode of “Saved by the Bell” when Zack and Jessie campaign against each other.
This is the situation Lee finds himself in. And when the Senate returns from its spring break next week (we told you, it’s high school), his buddies will all be angling for his support.
Already, with Paul’s official entry Tuesday morning, Lee was a popular guest on the morning shows. And he had an answer at the ready when asked who he’d most want in the White House.
“I want to say at the outset that probably my three best friends, probably my three closest allies in the Senate, are all running for president,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” So he really likes them all. But he also finds Gov. Scott Walker “intriguing.”