Lee In Tight Reelection Bid Defends His J6 Texts To Meadows

Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, in a tough reeletion bid against independent Evan McMullin on Sunday defended the texts he sent in 2020 to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about that year's presidential election.

  • Lee told “Fox News Sunday’ that he was trying to “narrow down what was truth and fiction” as he counted electoral votes from his state.
  • The senator also said McMullin’s claim that he pushed to overturn the results of the election to support then-President Trump by offering to find an alternate slate of electors has “not a scintilla of truth.”
  • “There were rumors circulating in the days and weeks leading up to January 6, rumors suggesting that some states would be shifting out their slates of electors,” Lee said. I made phone calls to investigate the truthfulness of those rumors.
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