The CIA is having a bad day after Mike Lee destroyed their biggest booster.
The Deep State was hoping this one former CIA operative would end Mike Lee’s career.
But now Mike Lee has emerged triumphant and dealt the Deep State one humiliating defeat.
Evan McMullin, who previously worked for the CIA, has been one of the goofiest establishment candidates in the entire country.
First, he tried to run for President in the 2016 election, but got absolutely shellacked and didn’t even come close.
And this year, he tried to run against Senator Mike Lee, who is famous for being one of the top constitutional conservatives in the Senate.
He thought Lee might be vulnerable because of some mistakes he made after the 2020 election.
But as it turned out, the people of Utah were not about to hand over the U.S. Senate to a former CIA operative, and they stuck with Mike Lee.
According to The Hill, “Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was projected to win reelection to a third term, surviving a scare posed by former Republican-turned-independent candidate Evan McMullin.”
“The race was closer than expected because Democrats didn’t run a candidate in the race and instead rallied behind McMullin.”
According to Axios, one of the reasons Lee was in some trouble is because of past connections to Trump, which he had to distance himself from during the campaign: “The race forced Lee to play defense regarding some of his past behavior distance himself from former President Donald Trump, whose performance in Utah was the worst among red states in 2016, per Politico.”
However, these mistakes by Lee don’t negate the fact that his voting record has been consistently one of the most conservative in the U.S. Senate.
When he first ran in 2010, he promised to be one of the leading voices for liberty and the Constitution, and he kept that promise.
As The Hill states, “Lee has served in the Senate since 2011 after he stunned late-Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) at the state Republican convention in 2010 – one of the landmark events of that year’s Tea Party revolution within the Republican Party.”
Many of those “Tea Party” senators ended up flaking out and becoming establishment politicians, with Marco Rubio being one of the key examples.
But Mike Lee and Rand Paul didn’t forget their constituents, and they continued to fight for small government.
Lee had to win in spite of a lack of endorsement from Mitt Romney, the other so-called “Republican” Senator from Utah.
According to The Hill, “Romney, however, promised at the start of the race to stay neutral because both candidates were ‘good friends’ and stuck to his pledge despite Lee’s cajoling.”
Ultimately, though, Lee managed to prevail over McMullin despite Romney’s best efforts.
McMullin will not be a U.S. Senator, which is a great thing for liberty and the Constitution.
And hopefully Mike Lee will continue to be a solid vote for conservative principles and keep his oath to the Constitution.