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Senator Mike Lee: Every President Should Be Allowed One Failed Coup Attempt

Senator Mike Lee: Every President Should Be Allowed One Failed Coup Attempt February 9, 2021

Arguing that “everyone makes mistakes,” Utah Senator Mike Lee defends Trump’s attempted coup attempt while speaking with Fox News hours before the historical trial for Trump’s second impeachment begins.

Fox 13 Salt Lake City reports:

Hours before the second impeachment trial of now-former President Donald Trump began in Washington, Utah Senator Mike Lee (R) said Trump deserved a “mulligan” for his involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead.

News and Guts reports:

In golf, a mulligan is a do-over, a free shot. It’s pretending that the previous bad shot didn’t happen.

GOP Senator Mike Lee of Utah apparently thinks Donald Trump deserves a mulligan for inciting a riot that killed and maimed police officers, did millions of dollars in damage, and most importantly, destabilized our democracy. But for Lee, all this apparently doesn’t matter.

Lee, appearing on the “America’s Newsroom” program on Fox News, declared: 

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone is entitled to a mulligan once in a while.

Lee went on to claim that Trump’s inflammatory words on January 6th were just “outgrowths of the same natural impulse that exist from time to time among anyone in this business.” 

As one might imagine, Lee’s attempt to defend Trump for  inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during which MAGA terrorists stormed the building to try to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory while leaving five people dead, was met with scorn and derision. For example:

Bottom line: Utah Senator Mike Lee defends Trump’s attempted coup attempt, arguing that “everyone makes mistakes.”

Senator Mike Lee: Every President Should Be Allowed One Failed Coup Attempt (Image via Screen Grab)
Senator Mike Lee: Every President Should Be Allowed One Failed Coup Attempt (Image via Screen Grab)

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