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Senator Mike Lee on The Bin Laden Killing

Monday, May 2, 2011  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

One exchange from my interview with Senator Mike Lee. The transcript is here:

HH: Senator Lee, incredibly, the Washington Post has a story up this hour saying does this make President Obama invulnerable in 2012. On many of the left wing websites, there are politicizations of the story already. I’m curious as to your reaction of people who are trying to get a political spin on what is a victory for civilization.

ML: Well, if they’re making that kind of claim, they should be ashamed of themselves, but first of all, that is shameless to take an event like 9/11, where so many Americans lost their lives, so many other Americans lost family members. And to try to use that as a political football…and it’s also just insulting to the American people to think that that’s going to change a vote a year and a half from now simply because this one man was finally located and killed. There are many, many issues that are facing voters right now, that will continue to face voters between now and November of 2012. This one issue is not going to close the deal for President Obama, especially when we’ve got a mounting debt and a problem with the way we spend money in this town, which the President has yet to address in any serious fashion.


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