Sen. Lee statement on Schumer’s rule change threat

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) released the following statement after Sen. Chuck Schumer’s recent threat to change US Senate rules.

“An evenly divided Senate breaking and forever changing rules that require a supermajority is like a football team declaring its opponent’s endzone starts at the 40 yard-line. It is absurd and dangerous to the institution itself.

Senator Schumer’s rash, partisan power grab should be seen for what it is—desperation and a failure to do what Joe Biden and Democrats ran on: unify.

If this rule change were to pass, the people of Utah and the United States would suffer immeasurably as the Senate devolves into a strictly majoritarian, Lord-of-the-Flies environment. Senator Schumer and his disastrous plan must be stopped.”