The far-left hates the U.S. Constitution, which is exactly why they also dislike Senator Mike Lee. And now, the mainstream media is spewing lies about the Utah Senator, accusing him of supporting unconstitutional efforts to change the outcome of the 2020 election. But this couldn’t be FURTHER from the truth. In fact, in this clip, Glenn and Stu read text messages from Sen. Lee that prove the media's claims are false. So, why then does Mitt Romney continue to antagonize his GOP colleague? It’s ‘REPREHENSIBLE’ behavior, Glenn says. ‘SHAME ON YOU,' Mitt Romney.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: There's a story out, that is a love letter to Mitt Romney.
And it really pisses me off. Really pisses me off. Do you have it up on your --
STU: Yeah. I have it up on your -- the appeal carried the unmistakable whiff of desperation.
GLENN: Okay. This is talking about Mike Lee on Tucker Carlson, just a couple of days ago.
STU: That it was delivered on live television, only heightened the dramatic tension, according to the New York Times.
A Utah Republican, senator Mike Lee was publicly begging a fellow Utah Republican senator Mitt Romney, for a simple act of solidarity.
GLENN: Now, hang on.
Do they spell begging, S-H-A-M-I-N-G?
STU: No. That's a different word.
GLENN: That's a different word. Huh. Because I thought it was more like shaming.
GLENN: Yeah. Okay.
STU: He wanted an endorsement for his campaign, one that in Mr. Lee's telling could amount to no less than an act of salvation.
GLENN: Wait. What?
STU: That would be a very strange thing, if Mike Lee said that, that way. I would be curious to see his wording on that. As he battles for his political survival against an unexpected fierce challenger, the independent candidate.
Evan Owen McMuffler. That's his new name apparently. Please, get on board, Mr. Lee said, looking into the camera, and addressing Mr. Romney by name on Tuesday night. Help me win reelection. Help us do that. You can get your entire family to donate to me.
Now, that sounds like a joke.
GLENN: He is -- he was shaming Mitt Romney.
He's not begging. He's shaming Mitt Romney. This is the first time, I believe, where this has happened. Where a junior senator won't support the reelection of the senior senator, on the same team, supposedly.
GLENN: And so Romney is like, you know, I'm friends with both of them.
No, you're not. I know for a fact, you're not friends with Mike Lee. Mike might say he is friends with you. Because Mike is much more Christian than I am.
But believe me, if I were ever a friend counselor for Mike, I would be saying, he's no friend of yours. And I think -- so you're not friends with Mike Lee.
STU: Right. And the way this is worded. They're saying it's an act of desperation. They're saying, hey, help us get elected. You can get your entire family to donate to me. That's not someone who is desperate and begging. That's someone with a smirk on his face, pointing out the absurdity of the situation.
GLENN: They hate Mike Lee.
GLENN: Let me translate. Let me translate. They hate the Constitution. They hate it.
GLENN: And Mike stands up for the Constitution, every single time.
STU: He does.
GLENN: Even when he's like, it's killing me.
Oh. I have to do this. And he doesn't want to. But that's what the Constitution says.
STU: Uh-huh. You're right.
And it goes on. Mr. Lee, and Mr. Romney were and evidently rage antagonists in the lingering drama of January 6th, 2021. Question mark?
That's my question mark. They put a period there.
GLENN: Wait. Wait. So Mitt Romney was for the January 6th?
STU: I don't think so. But I know Mike Lee wasn't. Mr. Lee played --
GLENN: I didn't know that about Mitt Romney.
I'm surprised that Mitt was for the January 6th.
STU: Passionate proponent of it.
GLENN: Apparently. Wow.
STU: Because Mike Lee was not.
But they disagreed with this analysis. They said, Mr. Lee played a key role in support of President Donald Trump's attempt to subvert the 2020 election and cling to power.
GLENN: This makes me angry.
STU: It's insanity.
GLENN: It's not insanity.
It is an out-and-out lie.
GLENN: I know. I talked to Mike Lee, on January 6th. I talked to Michael Lee, before January 6th. We talked about how this is a very dangerous situational. And there comes a time. And that time was that day.
Done. You don't make the case. You don't make the case. You have to make the case.
And the time to make the case, was over.
STU: Yeah. December 14th is the -- is the date, in the Constitution, by the way.
GLENN: Mike knew that, was not for any of this.
Was not trying to -- oh, I can't take it.
STU: Now, what they're trying -- I guess they're pointing to.
Is these texts from Mike Lee. And I was like, I looked at these texts at the time.
And as someone who also did not think January 6th was a good thing. And also knew the date of December 14th.
GLENN: So you disagreed with Mitt Romney?
STU: Yeah. I guess so. I did not have a problem with him. So I wanted to go back and look at them. They're saying, he's a stalwart proponent of this theory. Okay?
GLENN: What theory?
STU: That you could overturn the election.
STU: No. I mean, obviously not.
GLENN: He was a stalwart proponent of get to the bottom of it. But you have very little time.
GLENN: And if you can make the case, make the freaking case.
STU: So I went back to. This is the CNN article talking about it. January 3rd, Lee texted Mark Meadows saying, the effort could all babbling fire badly. Does that sound like a stalwart proponent of a theory?
GLENN: Start at the beginning. Go to the earliest text. It's the day after the election.
STU: Yeah. What was the election date. I don't remember. But it was November -- so this is November 7th. Immediately in the aftermath of this.
I think that may have been the date that they announced Biden as the winner, I can't remember. November 7th, Lee offered his unequivocal support for you. Meaning the Trump administration, to exhaust every legal and constitutional remedy at your disposal.
GLENN: Those are pretty important words. When you're talking about Mike Lee.
You're talking about Nancy Pelosi. That means nothing.
STU: That means nothing. Right. Mike Lee cares about the Constitution, cares about the law. So he said legal constitutional remedy at your disposal, to restore American's faith in our elections.
GLENN: That's not even saying -- that's not saying anything -- that's saying, what do we have to do, we should pursue it to the letter of the law, to restore faith in our elections.
STU: That is exactly how the system is set up. You have the window to challenge these things.
GLENN: Yes. Yes.
STU: Within the bounds of the law.
STU: Now, moving on to a little bit later. Let's see.
GLENN: He was for Sydney. What's her?
STU: No, yeah. This is -- okay. Here we go. Over a few days in November, Lee lobbied Meadows to get attorney Sidney Powell access to Trump. This is what they accuse him of. Sidney Powell -- this is the text he sent. Sidney Powell is sending -- saying that she needs to get in to see the president, but she is being kept away from him.
Lee wrote to Meadows on November 7th. Apparently, she has a strategy to keep things alive, and put several states back in play. Can you help her get in? Now, that's not a stalwart proponent of a theory.
Sidney Powell was a respected member of the legal community at this time.
STU: And he doesn't even know what the theory is. She uses the word apparently. He doesn't even know what it is. But he's like, hey, she wants to get in there. Can you help?
GLENN: So I had her on the air, around that time. And I remember, what is the case? And she kept saying, we have this and this and this. And we'll keep presenting.
And I said to her on the air, you know, you have to make the case -- make the case. If you have it, make the case.
STU: Right. And we asked Sidney Powell to her face, on the air. Hey, you know the date is coming up in December, right? Where this is the end. Will you have the evidence, and present it by this date?
She said, yes. She would. She did not have that evidence. Said the same thing to Rudy Giuliani, by the way. He said he would be able to run it. He was not able to do it.
We all knew the rules going in. You might not like the rules, but those were the rules. And we talked about it at the time.
So now we get to the position, where Sidney Powell is now trying to reveal her case on this. And Mike Lee, the -- the supposed stalwart supporter of this, sees the case, and says, he's, quote, worried about the Powell press conference. This is in November. November 19th.
GLENN: That's the press conference. This is after we -- I think had her on the air.
And when I watched the press conference, I said, I don't think they have anything. They're saying the same thing they said a week ago. I don't think they have anything.
STU: Right. Then Lee texted Meadows. The potential defamation liability for the president is significant here.
For the capable and for the president personally. Unless Powell can back up everything she said, which I kind of duty she can. Mark Meadows replied, I agree, very concerned.
So like, this is -- they're painting Mike Lee as a supporter of this.
This is it don't have to 19th. This is along before anything even close to January 6th.
On December 16th, Lee goes to Meadows and asks for guidance. If you want senators to object, we need to hear from you, on -- on that. Ideally getting some guidance on what arguments to raise.
I think we're now past the point, where we can expect anyone will do it without some direction and some strong evidentiary argument.
Again, he's saying, you guys have not provided the evidence to support the objection. This is not a guy, who was a fighting for January 6th. And then he also said on January 3rd, Lee argued to -- this is to Meadows. I only know, this will end badly for the president. Unless we have the Constitution on our side. And unless these states submit new slates of Trump electors, pursuant to state law, we do not.
He is saying, we do not have this, unless you do it somehow weekly.
GLENN: See, to the New York Times, that doesn't mean anything. Because none of their politicians care about the -- they'll talk about the Constitution. I'm a big supporter of the Constitution.
And then they disregard it. With Mike Lee, it means something. And, you know, I -- I -- I spoke to him. On that day.
There are -- you know, I just can't -- I spoke to him on that day. He was not a supporter by any stretch of the imagination of what happened.
And Mitt Romney, you are absolutely -- you and your allies are reprehensible. Reprehensible.
How you can say that you are honest in all of your business dealings, is beyond me. Because you know this is not true. Shame on you. Shame on you.