Mike Lee, what are you complaining about?
Nobody knows what they’re voting on or why. Not a good job by Leahy here.
Here’s an article about Lee & Tuberville, but not one that raises the concerns Lee raised: deseret.com/utah/2021/1/7/…
Do we know what article they had cited (and now withdrew because, as Raskin said, it wasn’t in any way essential to their case)?
Lee seems concerned about the characterization of the Tuberville part of the call as being about delaying certification — something that is not in the Deseret News article.
Honestly, this comes down to an article that apparently cited Lee as the source for the purpose of the Tuberville call from Trump as being about delaying certification. Lee was not disputing the call or the purpose; he was disputing that he was the source for the purpose.
Muting this thread because, as Raskin said, this side-question of a side-issue is irrelevant.

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