Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee holds his pocket Constitution of the United States during a televised debate with his independent challenger Evan McMullin on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Orem, Utah.
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At a Utah debate on Monday night, independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin forcefully criticized Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Lee for Lee’s efforts, prior to January 6, 2021, to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory.

Lee’s response was to rewrite history.

Lee tried, as he did earlier this year, to downplay his actions. But his own text messages contradict his debate narrative – providing clear evidence that he did far more to try to reverse Biden’s win than he now claims.