Mike Lee Biography
Mike Lee born Michael Shumway Lee is an American politician, author, and attorney who is the senior United States Senator from Utah. Lee has been in Senator since January 3, 2011.
Lee is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Lee is the son of Rex E. Lee, who was Solicitor General under President Reagan, founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School and president of Brigham Young University.
Mike Lee Age
Lee was born on June 4th, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona, United State. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Mike Lee wife
LEE is married to Sharon Burr in 1993. They live in Alpine, Utah, and they are blessed with three children
Mike Lee Kids
Lee and Sharon have three kids, John David, James Rex, and Eliza Rose Lee.
Mike Lee Family
lee is the second cousin to former republic senator Mark Udall of Colorado and current Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Udall of Mexico, and former republic senator Gordon H. Smith of Oregon.
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Mike Lee Career
After graduation from law school in 1997, Lee served as a law clerk to Judge Dee Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.
Lee returned to Utah to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in Salt Lake City several years later, preparing briefs and arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Lee returned to Utah in the summer of 2007, joining the Salt Lake office of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm of Howrey LLP. Lee focused on courtroom advocacy and constitutional law.
As an attorney, Lee also represented Class A low-level radioactive waste facility provider EnergySolutions Inc. in a highly publicized dispute between the company and the Utah public and public officials that caused controversy during his Senate election.
Utah’s government had allowed the company to store radioactive waste in the state so long as it was low-grade “Class A” material.
EnergySolutions eventually abandoned its plans to store Italian radioactive waste in Utah, ending the dispute, with the 10th U.S. Circuit court later ruled that the compact had the power to block foreign radioactive waste from being stored in Utah.
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Lee began his career as a clack for the US District Court for the district of Utah before serving as clack for future Supreme court of appeal. He then entered private practice with the Sidley Austin law firm in Washington D.C.
He joined the administration of Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, serving as the general counsel in the office of the governor from 2005- 2006.
Mike Lee Supreme Court
Trump was asking advisers about appointing Senator Mike Lee to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy being left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump thinks Lee, a Utah Republican, would be easily confirmed by the Senate but is concerned that Democrats could pick up his seat as happened when the president nominated then-Sen. Jeff Sessions.
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In 2016 presidential race Lee refused to support the republic nominee and he won Donald Trump. That year Lee was easily reelected and he continued to pursue a conservative agenda.
In 2017 Trump decided to withdraw the United state from the Paris climate accord, an international agreement to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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Mike Lee Books
- The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government (July 2011, Regnery Publishing)
- Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling (June 2013, Threshold Editions e-book)
- Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America’s Founding Document (April 2015, Sentinel)
- Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government (May 2017, Sentinel)
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Mike Lee: Dem Lawmakers Talking About Killing a ‘Child Who Has Been Born’ Like Adolf Hitler
Wednesday on “The Glenn Beck Program,” Sen Mike Lee (R-UT) discussed Democratic lawmakers’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s remarks on bills to loosen abortion restrictions in New York and Virginia during the State of the Union address.
Lee said, “References to Adolf Hitler, I avoid that like the plague, but at some point in a society, the minute we start talking about killing those who were not willing to recognize as people, in this case, a breathing living human being who has been born, we need to ask ourselves, how did we get here and how we get out of this situation? How do we make sure that those people are protected? That’s just wrong.”
He continued, “When I woke up this morning I kept thinking maybe there’s a misunderstanding. Maybe that side of the aisle could hear the audio feed. Maybe they misunderstood him. I would like to believe that there were some misunderstandings they can explain this. If not we’ve got a big problem on our hands. I don’t think it’s with the American people. I don’t think the American people are with them. I think it’s with those who have been elected and those were in that chamber last night.”
After Beck discussed Germans who voted for Hitler objecting to Nazis killing babies, Lee said, “I hope we hear those people who push back and say this is not okay. There are some things that are laws to try to prohibit. One of the most fundamental rules of any civilized society is that would prohibit the unlawful taking a human life. Though just to be clear here, we’re not talking in this instance about abortion.
You and I both have views on abortion, that are different from what many Democrats in this country think. We’re talking here about a child who has been born who has taken his or her first breath. If we the people stand up strongly to our own government and make clear to our society we want to protect these individuals, which I believe the overwhelming majority of Americans, Republicans Democrats and everything else, believes it, then I think we can stand up for life here.”
Sen. Mike Lee Slams Senate Judiciary Democrats for ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Questions on Religion
Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee condemned the Senate Judiciary Democrats on Thursday for questioning judicial nominees’ religious beliefs before the committee.
Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono denied ever instituting a religious test and scolded Lee for what she believed was censuring her.
“You can’t openly, publicly question a nominee about that nominee’s religious beliefs, about what he or she believes to be sinful conduct without subjecting that nominee to ridicule and simultaneously demeaning some of the fundamental tenets of our constitutional republic,” Lee said. “You can’t ask a nominee questions like those to which Neomi Rao was subjected just the other day and those that I’ve seen asked of some of our other nominees and then later ask the question ‘How did we get here?’”
Lee’s condemnation came two days after Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey questioned Rao on her view of homosexuality and LGBTQ Americans during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to vet her for a seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Booker asked Rao if she considers gay relationships to be “immoral.”
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“I can’t fathom a circumstance in which it’s ever appropriate for us to ask a nominee about his or her religious beliefs about whether x, y, or z is a sin,” Lee continued.
Referring to the line of questioning as “wildly inappropriate,” the Utah senator put forth a specific circumstance where one’s religion would come in conflict with their ability to faithfully execute their duties. However, it would require a narrow, specific type of question.
“I urge you to consider the fact that we should never expose someone to shame, ridicule, or scorn on the basis of their religious beliefs and I ask that we refrain from doing so in this committee,” Lee said. “We should never again ask someone what they regard as a sin or other particulars of their religious beliefs. It’s nobody’s darn business. It’s certainly not the business of this committee.”
“We are not in the business of censuring each other’s questions to nominees or falsely assigning motives that don’t exist,” Hirono responded. “There is no religious test for nominees on this committee and to suggest otherwise is, to quote my friend from Utah, ‘wildly inappropriate.’”
“The problem with asking a nominee about the particulars of his or her religious beliefs is that those questions inevitably expose those beliefs as somehow a qualifier or a disqualifier for public office,” Lee said. “That is flatly inconsistent with [the United States Constitution].”
The Hawaii senator further defended probing nominees on their religious beliefs in order to determine if it will “not enable them to be objective” and called it a “legitimate area of inquiry.”
“It is not that we all ask, ‘Do you think such and such is a sin, etc., etc.?’” Hirono continued before Lee confronted her with Booker’s question to Rao.
“I don’t think we’re here to censure,” Hirono responded.