Utah senator goes on anti-Trump rant
It doesn't sound like Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee is going to endorse Donald Trump anytime soon.
Asked why he has held off, Lee went on an extended rant that included Trump's attacks on GOP rival Ted Cruz — Lee's best friend — as well as the presumptive GOP nominee's criticism of Muslims, a big issue in the largely Mormon state of Utah.
"I mean we can get into the fact that he accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK," Lee told Newsmax's Steve Malzberg, who asked about the lack of a Trump endorsement.
"We can go through the fact that he has made some statements that some have identified correctly as religiously intolerance," Lee added. "We can get into the fact that he is so unpopular because my state 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."
He concluded by telling his host: "Don’t sit here and tell me, Steve, that I have no reason to be concerned about Donald Trump."