GOP Sen Mike Lee, Newsmax’s Malzberg Get Into Heated Debate Over Lack of Trump Endorsement

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Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s ”The Steve Malzberg Show,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) got into a heated debate with host Steve Malzberg over Lee not endorsing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump given the Utah senator’s constitutional concerns about the several potentially very liberal Supreme Court Justice appointments President Hillary Clinton would make. Exchange begins at the 6:33 minute mark in the video Partial transcript as follows: MALZBERG: [I] just don’t understand why you are not out there you know, trumpeting Trump. LEE: Hey look, Steve, I get it. You want me to endorse Trump. MALZBERG: Well, I don’t understand why you are not really. LEE: Well, we can get into that if you want. I mean we can get into the fact that he accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK. We can go through the fact that he has made some statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerance. We can get into the fact that he is so unpopular because my sate consists of members who were a religious minority church — a people who were ordered exterminated by the governor of Missouri in 1839 and statements like that make them nervous. Now look, these things