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Letter: Will Sen. Mike Lee cave in on Trump’s emergency?

(Rick Bowmer | Associated Press file photo) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks on the Senate Floor at the Utah state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Feb. 22, 2018.

I've been offering to take odds with friends on how our self-avowed constitutionalist senator, Mike Lee, will vote on President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration.

While Lee will point to the Constitution whenever it fits his agenda of claiming federal overreach, I wonder how he will interpret this "national emergency" declaration.

While the pressing GOP issues under President Barack Obama were health care and our national debt, it seems we've quickly moved on to more pressing emergencies. Like trying to deliver on at least one of Trump’s campaign promises, even if he has to usurp the Constitution, Congress and the American people to do it.

The truth is, Lee knows in his heart that Trump’s declaration violates both the spirit and the letter of the Constitution. I wonder how he will vote when the next democratic president declares a climate change emergency?

Care to make it interesting?

Thom Filgo, Sandy

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