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Sen. Mike Lee Unveils Tea Party PAC

By Newsmax Wires   |   Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011 07:43 AM

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has unveiled a new fundraising committee —  one he says will not shy away from challenging GOP incumbents.

Lee, a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, modeled his new political action committee, the Constitutional Conservatives Fund, after Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) Senate Conservatives Fund, which helped elect Tea Party-backed candidates to the Senate in 2010, The Hill reports.

“The purpose of it is to help find and support candidates for federal office who share my view that federal government has become too big and too expensive and believe in the need to restore what I refer to as constitutional-limited government,” Lee told The Hill.

He also said he would not rule out challenging other Republicans.

“It would be hypocritical of me if I were to say never, ever under any circumstances would I try to support someone trying to come here the same way I came here,” Lee said.

Recently, Lee told NewsmaxTV that politicians in Washington just want to hold on to power, and that's not good for the nation.

Lee, who introduced the cut, cap and balance act in the Senate and is the author of “The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government,” said some members of Congress are reluctant to support his amendment even though polls show wide public support for a balanced budget amendment.

“Some are reluctant to wade into this because a balanced budget amendment would make politicians less powerful,” he said. “It would make Congress as an institution less powerful. Anytime an institution has access to an unlimited pool of money, especially if it is a lawmaking institution like Congress, it will be made more power as a result of that.

“We need the balanced budget amendment to save the American people from this power. Every time we expand the power of the federal government we run the risk of interfering with the individual liberty of Americans.”

See his interview with Newsmax below.

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