Lee Says He Faced ‘All Out Attack’ From Fellow Republicans

Sen. Mike Lee says he and Ted Cruz were hammered verbally by fellow Republicans during a closed-door meeting.

Lee made the claim on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show. He said the number of Republican Senators who rose to speak against him were too many to count. He added none of his colleagues rose to his defense.

From the Daily Caller:

“It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me,” he continued. “It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning. It was demeaning to Sen. Cruz and me, but more than anything, it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attack.”

Lee said a number of senators had rose to speak against he and Cruz — “enough that I lost count.”

“I have to ask the question — why weren’t those who leaked this and leaked it in an unflattering and unfavorable way — why were they not willing to attach their names to those quotes?” he said. “You know, Ted Cruz and I spoke after the meeting and you know, we would both be fine with the American people seeing and hearing what we said in that meeting. But we’re pretty sure most of our colleagues would be very uncomfortable and downright embarrassed if their constituents saw the way they were behaving.”