Lee: ‘No Apologies’ for Shutdown

In a speech at the Values Voter Summit, Sen. Mike Lee offers a spirited defense of his efforts to defund Obamacare and urges Republicans to spread their message in a more positive fashion.

Reports Politico (see also related Wall Street Journal, CNN, and ABC News stories):

“In this city, conservatives often fall into a trap that involves defining ourselves by what we’re against,” [Lee] said, running through the list, including big government and the health care law. “But perhaps we haven’t invested nearly as much time and energy communicating what we, as conservatives, are for.”

Going forward, Lee said, the party should take a compassionate approach.

“It’s time for conservatives to remember those forgotten families in word and in deed,” he said. “In heart and political agenda.”